Observance vs Keeping - What's the difference?

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Observance is a synonym of keeping.


As nouns the difference between observance and keeping

is that observance is the practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule while keeping is conformity or harmony.

As a verb keeping is

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observance

Alternative forms

* observaunce (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule
  • The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion
  • Observation or the act of watching
  • (religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church
  • keeping

    English

    Noun

  • conformity or harmony.
  • The songs are new but in keeping with tradition.
    The foreground of this painting is not in keeping .
  • charge or care.
  • * South
  • His happiness is in his own keeping .
  • Maintenance; support; provision; feed.
  • The cattle have good keeping .
  • * Milton
  • the work of many hands, which earns my keeping

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * in keeping with

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