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{adj: Sabbatarian} pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance

{adj: formalized, formalised} given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures

{n: Ludi Saeculares, secular games} the centennial rites and games of ancient Rome that marked the commencement of a new generation (100 years representing the longest life in a generation); observances may have begun as early as the 5th century BC and lasted well into the Christian era

{n: Mosaic law, Law of Moses} the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)

{n: Orthodox Jew} Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law

{n: Purana} a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances

{n: Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement} (Judaism) a solemn and major fast day on the Jewish calendar; 10th of Tishri; its observance is one of the requirements of the Mosaic law

{n: ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance} a formal event performed on a special occasion
"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

{n: day} a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance
"Mother's Day"

{n: devotion} (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)
"he returned to his devotions"

{n: enforcement} the act of enforcing; insuring observance of or obedience to

{n: honoring, observance} conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
<-> nonobservance

{n: military ceremony} a military custom performed in observance of some event or anniversary

{n: nonobservance} a lack of conformity with law or custom or practice etc.
<-> observance

{n: notice, observation, observance} the act of noticing or paying attention
"he escaped the notice of the police"

{n: observation, observance, watching} the act of observing; taking a patient look

{n: punctilio} strict observance of formalities

{n: religious holiday, holy day} a day specified for religious observance

{n: ritual, rite} any customary observance or practice

{n: ritualist} an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms

{v: enforce, implement, apply} ensure observance of laws and rules
"Apply the rules to everyone"


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