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

1. the act or state of abiding.
2. conformity; compliance: strict abidance by the rules.
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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
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n (form) abidance by the rules/lawsdie Einhaltung der Regeln/Gesetze
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This calculation is in abidance with the Gregorian calendar.
He said that the anti-graft watchdog's corruption free Pakistan policy was baring fruit and that the institute would keep running active campaigns to build awareness and instilling law abidance in the residents of the country.
Lavrov stressed his country's abidance by this solution based on the international legal base, including the UN Security Council resolutions and the Arab peace initiative, it added.
Khalid Abdulghaffar hailed tempos, in progress, to build King Salman University, in Sharm El Sheikh, in accordance with the best of specifications and in abidance with the timetable set.
He also highlighted keenness on the government's abidance by the dissociation policy and the international resolutions.
Emerging from this conversation is a focus on concepts of bureaucratic discretion, autonomy, perspectives on rules and rule abidance, the impact of political principals and, more recently, discussion of public service motivation and pro-social motivation.
Earlier, Dar had visited British Home Office in abidance of law to inform them about cancellation of his passport by Pakistani authorities.
15 (BNA): France has stressed its firm position regarding Iran's dossier, and its abidance by the implementation of the nuclear deal by all parties, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Summary: Karnataka [India], Nov 25 (ANI): In a bid to promote abidance to road safety rules, police in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district gave roses to people following traffic norms.
ASTORE -- Working on instructions given by Assistant Commissioner Astore, Sher Afzal, the magistrates of Astore have started checking abidance of price lists by the local shopkeepers.
The dedication and efforts of Equate Group's employees were lauded by Husain as operations were resumed within a timeframe less than the originally planned two weeks and in absolute abidance to safety standards, it said.
This is subject to abidance of all parties to implement their obligations and resumption of negotiations by the end of November 2016.