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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section III. Conditional Intersocial Volition
 
772. Observance.
 
  
NOUN:OBSERVANCE, performance, compliance, acquiescence, concurrence; obedience [See Obedience]; fulfillment or fulfilment, satisfaction, discharge; acquittance, acquittal.
  ADHESION, acknowledgment; fidelity (probity) [See Probity]; exact [See Truth]- observance; unswerving fidelity to.
  
VERB:OBSERVE, comply with, respect, acknowledge, abide by; cling to, adhere to, be faithful to, act up to; meet, fulfill or fulfil; carry out, carry into execution; execute, perform, keep, satisfy, discharge; do one’s office.
  KEEP FAITH WITH; perform -, fulfill -, discharge -, acquit oneself of- an obligation; make good; make good -, keep- one’s -word, - promise; redeem one’s pledge; stand to one’s engagement.
  
ADJECTIVE:OBSERVANT, faithful, true, loyal; honorable [See Probity]; true as the dial to the sun, true as the needle to the pole; punctual, punctilious, scrupulous, meticulous; literal (exact) [See Truth]; as good as one’s word.
  
ADVERB:FAITHFULLY &c. adj.; to the letter.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Ignoscito sæpe alteri nunquam tibi.
  2. Tempori parendum.
  3. To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.—Vaughan
  4. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.—Bible

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