abidance

[uh-bahyd-ns]
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noun

the act or state of abiding.
conformity; compliance (usually followed by by): strict abidance by the rules.

Origin of abidance

First recorded in 1640–50; abide + -ance
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Word Origin and History for abidance
n.

1640s, from abide + -ance.

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