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Definition of the noun abidance

What does abidance mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abidances

  1. acting according to certain accepted standards
  2. the act of dwelling in a place
  3. the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: continuance / continuation = the act of continuing an activity without interruption

Alternative definition of the noun abidance


  1. The act of abiding or continuing; abode; stay
  2. The state of abiding.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abidance

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Google previewGay, Straight, and In-Between (1988)

The Sexology of Erotic Orientation by John Money

Abidance means continuing to remain, be sustained, or survive in the same condition or circumstances of living or dwelling. It is a noun formed from the verb, to abide (from the Anglo-Saxon root, bidan, to bide). There are three forms ...

Google previewTwo at a Time (2010)

Reflections and Revelations of a Kansas State University Presidency and the Years that Followed. by Duane C. Acker

NCAA, Conference, and university rule abidance is a key part of the task. As with coaches, the...

Google previewUnthiyar

by Robert Butler

niṭṭai – absorption, abidance is the Tamil form of Sanskrit niṣtha – firmness, steadiness. The word தன்மயம்தன்மயம்தன்மயம் ...

Google previewSin, Science, and the Sex Police (1998)

Essays on Sexology and Sexosophy by John Money

Abidance. Abidance means sustentation, or continuing to remain, be sustained, or survive in the same condition or circumstance of living or dwelling.

Google previewArguments about Abortion (2017)

Personhood, Morality, and Law by Kate Greasley

Whilst it is true that criminal abortion laws will never deter all abortion, law abidance is a concern for enough people, ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

y acknowledge frankly avow acknowledge greeting bow, nod, wave acknowledgement abidance, accedence, admission, affirmation, ...

Google previewKarl Marx Dictionary (2015)

by Morris Stockhammer

STORAGE The abidance of the commoditycapital as a commoditysupply in ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

by Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Leonardo Morlino

Islamists strongly advocate transparency as well as the establishment of and abidance by democratic standards. By way of inclusion into the parliamentary system, Islamists have learnt to focus on national interests and to put ideology on hold.

Google previewPunjabi English Dictionary

тает abhorrence abidance abide abiding abigail аыпту abiogenesis abject abjection abjuration.

Google previewCapricon Rhyming Dictionary (1986)

(aid to Rhyme) by Bessie G. Redfield

liana, Louisiana, manana, Narayana, Nirvana, quotidiana, Ramayana, sultana, vox humana ANA see A** Bacchanal, banal, canal ANAL see AL Charabanc, franc ANC see ANK Abeyance, abidance, abundance, acquaintance, admittance, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

knowledge; effortless abidance in the self in which the mind which has become one with the self does not subsequently emerge again at any time. Arudra darshan : The day ...

Google previewNew Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2012)

by Oxford University Press

abidance 28.45 abide 16.14 Abidjan ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2010)

The Classic First Edition by H. W. Fowler

abidance), keepance (cf. observance).

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History [4 volumes] (2008)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Roberts

We also stress our abidance by the call of the PLO, the Palestinian people's legitimate and sole representative, and the need to pursue the bountiful offerings and the heroic uprising. For all these reasons, we address the following call: All ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

\ abidance ; consis- Per'maS£Mtly, adv. \ tency; continuity of Perm an'sion, n.$. ./state: permanent is lasting ; durable ; unchanged ; the ...

Google previewDictionary of Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Relief (2012)

by S. William A. Gunn

abidance by therapeutic deontological precepts.

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Scrabble value of A1B3I1D2A1N1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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