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abidance

[uh-bahyd-ns] /əˈbaɪd ns/
noun
1.
the act or state of abiding.
2.
conformity; compliance (usually followed by by):
strict abidance by the rules.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; abide + -ance
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n.

1640s, from abide + -ance.

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