[ uh-bahyd-ns ]
/ əˈbaɪd ns /
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the act or state of abiding.
conformity; compliance (usually followed by by): strict abidance by the rules.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for abidance
Dixon was legally bound to not report the assaults at the victims' requests, in abidance with physician-patient privilege.