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abidance

[ uh-bahyd-ns ]

noun

  1. the act or state of abiding.
  2. conformity; compliance (usually followed by by ):

    strict abidance by the rules.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of abidance1

First recorded in 1640–50; abide + -ance

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Example Sentences

Dixon was legally bound to not report the assaults at the victims' requests, in abidance with physician-patient privilege.

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