abidance-by

abidance

[uh-bahyd-ns]
noun
1.
the act or state of abiding.
2.
conformity; compliance (usually followed by by ): strict abidance by the rules.

Origin:
1640–50; abide + -ance

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abidance

noun
1. acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices" [syn: conformity] [ant: disobedience, nonconformance
2. the act of dwelling in a place [syn: residency
3. the act of abiding (enduring without yielding) 
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