Agreement vs Observance - What's the difference?

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Agreement is a related term of observance.


As nouns the difference between agreement and observance

is that agreement is (countable) an understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct while observance is the practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.

agreement

English

Noun

  • (countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
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  • (uncountable) A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.
  • (uncountable, legal) A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
  • (uncountable, linguistics) Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
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  • Having clarified what we mean by ‘Person? and ‘Number?, we can now return to our earlier observation that a finite I is inflected not only for Tense, but also for Agreement . More particularly, I inflects for Person and Number, and must ‘agree? with its Subject, in the sense that the Person/Number features of I must match those of the Subject.
  • An agreeable quality.
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  • Her nymph-like features such agreements have / That I could venture with her to the grave [...].

    Synonyms

    * (An understanding to follow a course of conduct) concord, convention, covenant, meeting of the minds, pact, treaty * (A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion) congeniality, concurrence, harmony, accord * (A legally binding contract) settlement * concord * (An agreeable quality) amenity, pleasantness, niceness

    Derived terms

    * agreement coorporation * agreement in principle * Buttonwood Agreement * collective agreement * concession agreement * framework agreement * gentleman's agreement * heads of agreement * in agreement * interest rate agreement * knock-for-knock agreement * letter agreement * margin agreement * Multilateral Agreement * nondisclosure agreement * option agreement * partnership agreement * prenuptial agreement * purchase agreement * sales agreement * Schengen Agreement * security agreement * service level agreement * single union agreement * Smithsonian Agreement * standby agreement * standstill agreement * strike an agreement with * subordination agreement * subscription agreement * throughput agreement * tolling agreement * tripartite agreement * underwriting agreement * working agreement

    Hyponyms

    * (An understanding to follow a course of conduct) conspiracy

    See also

    * consent, approval

    See also

    * consensus * (wikipedia)

    Statistics

    * ----

    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