Translation of observance in Spanish:

observance

Pronunciation: /əbˈzɜːrvəns; əbˈzɜːvəns/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (of law, custom, agreement, religious festival) observancia (feminine), cumplimiento (masculine)
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    • It has become the object of a global cult, and the money which it absorbs from the world is a from of practical worship, a daily puja, the ritual observance of its omnipotence.
    • I did not understand that God did not merely require the outward observance of certain rituals but rather a clean heart and a holy life.
    • In the management of its global operations, IBM the world's largest computer maker has been well known for its strict observance of clean business ethics.
    1.2 countable/numerable (rite, practice) práctica (feminine) religious observances prácticas religiosas
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    • Guyanese American cultural traditions have been preserved by the religious observances of weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
    • Many religions go through ceremonies or observances of rituals to become pure or to be healed.
    • Lamas (religious leaders) skilled in rituals perform the necessary religious observances.

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