Remark vs Observance - What's the difference?

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Remark is a related term of observance.


As nouns the difference between remark and observance

is that remark is act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation or remark can be a mark that replaces another mark while observance is the practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.

As a verb remark

is to make a remark or remarks; to comment or remark can be to mark again (a piece of work).

remark

English

(Webster 1913)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) remarquer, from ; see mark.

Noun

(en noun)
  • Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
  • The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark.
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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  • To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
  • * Ford
  • Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief.
  • * Milton
  • His manacles remark him; there he sits.
  • To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
  • *
  • To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
  • He remarked that it was time to go.

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mark that replaces another mark.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To mark again (a piece of work).
  • 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