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NOUN (3)

1. acting according to certain accepted standards;
- Example: "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"
[syn: conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance]

2. the act of dwelling in a place;
[syn: residency, residence, abidance]

3. the act of abiding (enduring without yielding);

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Abidance \A*bid"ance\, n. The state of abiding; abode; continuance; compliance (with). [1913 Webster] The Christians had no longer abidance in the holy hill of Palestine. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] A judicious abidance by rules. --Helps. [1913 Webster]