[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).
The Christians had no longer abidance in the holy hill
of Palestine. --Fuller.
A judicious abidance by rules. --Helps.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: acting according to certain accepted standards; "their
financial statements are in conformity with generally
accepted accounting practices" [syn: conformity,
conformation, compliance, abidance] [ant:
disobedience, noncompliance, nonconformance,
2: the act of dwelling in a place [syn: residency,
3: the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)