Translation of observance in Spanish:


observancia, n.

Pronunciation /əbˈzərvəns//əbˈzəːv(ə)ns/


  • 1

    (of law, custom, agreement, religious festival)
    observancia feminine
    cumplimiento masculine
    • The liminal status of a given character is frequently signalled by deviations in his/her observance of everyday communal rituals.
    • What they need from me is a reduction in weight, an increase in overall physical activity, and observance of the correct diet.
    • During the outbreak in Toronto hospitals, health care workers became infected with the virus despite observance of strict infection control precautions.
    • A finding of an abuse requires, first, a combination of objective circumstances in which, despite formal observance of the conditions laid down by the Community rules, the purpose of those rules has not been achieved.
    • Daya Nath believed that mental purity could only be obtained through renunciation of the world, observance of rituals, introspection, and yoga.
    • Canada's central bank can only raise or lower credit rates and cash levels in strict observance of what the US central bank is doing, or else risk utter economic chaos in this country.
    • Renewed emphasis on the strict observance of ‘know your customer’ and collateral policies are needed to ensure that lending standards do not slip during boom periods.
    • Examples included interethnic cooperation or observance of the rule of law.
    • In the management of its global operations, IBM the world's largest computer maker has been well known for its strict observance of clean business ethics.
    • Here again, more than the enforcement of strict road regulations, observance of traffic rules by drivers would prevent traffic jams.
    • These medallions will be made at the Perth Mint that guarantees their weight, gold and silver content and strict observance of the limited mintage.
    • The observance of conventions, traditions, and institutional norms permits purposeful choice and action within a frame work that sets limits to possible outcomes.
    • Strict observance of the new regulations could require, for instance, the inappropriate installation of PVC windows.
    • It has become the object of a global cult, and the money which it absorbs from the world is a from of practical worship, a daily puja, the ritual observance of its omnipotence.
    • Fireworks, red lanterns, dragon dancing, bells chiming… these have been the symbols of the Chinese people's observance of Spring Festival for centuries.
    • The Queen is meticulous in her strict observance of the constitution and keeps her role to herself; which does not necessarily mean she has never privately consulted her husband, when she could with propriety do so.
    • It is known, among other things, for its strict observance of the Sabbath.
    • The argument can be made that this is a symbolic gesture, appropriate to the government's observance of Women's Day, and that much more meaningful work is being done as part of ongoing programmes.
    • ‘This is not an acquisition programme or venture which requires tenders and observance of section 217 of the Constitution,’ he said.
    • I did not understand that God did not merely require the outward observance of certain rituals but rather a clean heart and a holy life.
  • 2

    (rite, practice)
    práctica feminine
    religious observances prácticas religiosas
    • They are disappointed that they cannot encourage their adult children and grandchildren to get involved, except possibly for special observances, such as Christmas.
    • I do not watch or take part in any official observances.
    • Lamas (religious leaders) skilled in rituals perform the necessary religious observances.
    • The one and only issue for the Church in all the observances of the ceremonial laws of Moses is that they not be regarded as binding.
    • While Roman Catholics marched for their saviour, as part of Corpus Christi observances, other residents had a march of their own.
    • One of the reasons for increasing participation in many of these observances could be the shrinkage in the amount of time that families spend together in these days of nuclear families and working parents.
    • It is encouraging to know that the Scottish spokesman of the Muslim Association of Great Britain supports religious observances, Christian or otherwise.
    • Burial practices vary by religious group, but for the most part funeral and burial observances are the responsibility of the deceased's family.
    • Over a time period, pagan festivals replaced biblical feasts of Old Testament and the observances of Christmas and Easter became a part of Christian tradition.
    • Guyanese American cultural traditions have been preserved by the religious observances of weddings, baptisms, and funerals.
    • Had this decision of the Commissioner's been part of a policy decision about religious observances in the Police Service, in which all religious practices were being considered, and removed, no one could quarrel.
    • Each culture has specific mourning rites and observances that are integrated with Christian beliefs and rituals.
    • Most people could name only a few of the Pimbwe gods, clan observances, or customary procedures.
    • Firstly he was telling me stories, Bible stories, he was teaching me observances and not just teaching, but we were performing those observances.
    • Sufis have occasionally dispensed with the traditional observances of Islam, such as the haj to Mecca, although most have observed the customary rules.
    • The essence of religion, the philosopher William James argued, lies not in the rites and observances of ecclesiastical life, but in the ‘feelings, acts and experiences of individual men’.
    • He repudiated all formal observances of Jewish tradition, however, immersing himself instead in the study of the Greek and Roman classics, which he would later teach in an elite Viennese high school.
    • This gave the clergy an excuse to abolish them and replace them with purely Christian observances.
    • Hot cross buns are thought to have cemented their link with Christian observances in the late 14th century at an abbey in England.
    • Many religions go through ceremonies or observances of rituals to become pure or to be healed.