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1. The act or condition of abiding; continuance.
2. Adherence; compliance: abidance by parliamentary procedure.


(əˈbaɪd ns)

1. the act or state of abiding.
2. conformity; compliance: strict abidance by the rules.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abidance - acting according to certain accepted standardsabidance - acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
formality - compliance with formal rules; "courtroom formality"
line - acting in conformity; "in line with"; "he got out of line"; "toe the line"
honoring, observance - conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
keeping - conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion"
2.abidance - the act of dwelling in a placeabidance - the act of dwelling in a place  
human action, human activity, act, deed - something that people do or cause to happen
lodging - the act of lodging
occupancy, tenancy - an act of being a tenant or occupant
3.abidance - the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption


n (form) abidance by the rules/lawsdie Einhaltung der Regeln/Gesetze
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Mood noted that his mission is based on two-fold goals; monitoring the halt of violence and implementing the six-point plan of UN envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, adding that his mission needs everybody's support, participation and abidance by the plan.
Abidance with court verdicts becomes the only criterion judging how far the people are ready to respect the rule of law.
The problem is the rule in Iraq, where there is no abidance by the constitution and other agreements", the spokesman added.
Al-Refia asked the NG service members to be role models in the abidance of the recently parliament-approved unlicensed firearms and ammunition collection law.
All matters are planned for technical experts to conduct comprehensive maintenance of a number of industrial units, which include ethylene, polyethylene, ethylene glycol and utilities, while ensuring absolute abidance by international best practices.
The bill includes the formation of a fund tasked with implementing court rulings regarding alimony for divorcees in case of failed abidance on the part of ex-husbands, he noted.
In addition, EQUATE has affirmed its abidance by all local laws and regulations relevant to implementing the strictest guidelines for environment, health and safety (EH&S).
Bush addresses a message to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, saying that the world is standing at the brink of war with Iraq, and this war started Iraq's aggression on Kuwait, and thus can only be stopped by Iraq's abidance by the Security Council resolution number 678.
According to JPMC, the O&M contract is to feature clear key performance indicators and payment would be connected with abidance with these.
He pointed that only dialogue can perceive this ambition, taking into consideration the abidance by the constitution and Arbil agreements, which established the present government.
It also details the roles and powers of the higher committee to monitor the travel agencies' abidance by laws and regulations to guarantee the success of the spiritual journeys.
On 16 May last, he proposed an 8-point initiative to solve the political crisis, halting media attacks among the political circles, abidance by the constitution and political partnership and previous accords, including Arbil agreements.