honoring vs observance what difference

what is difference between honoring and observance

English

Verb

honoring

  1. present participle of honor


English

Alternative forms

  • observancy (obsolete)
  • observaunce (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old French observance, from Latin observantia. Equivalent of observe +‎ -ance.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: əb-zûrʹvəns, IPA(key): /əbˈzɝvəns/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˈzɜːvəns/
  • Hyphenation: ob‧ser‧vance

Noun

observance (countable and uncountable, plural observances)

  1. The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.
  2. The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion.
  3. Observation or the act of watching.
  4. (religion) A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church.
  5. That which is to be observed.
  6. Reverence; homage.

Antonyms

  • misobservance

Derived terms

  • hyperobservance
  • misobservance

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔp.sɛʁ.vɑ̃s/

Noun

observance f (plural observances)

  1. observance

Related terms

  • observable
  • observant
  • observateur
  • observer

References

  • “observance” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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