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observance
used in Pride and Prejudice

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Definition
conformity with law or custom or practice

or:

taking part in a ritual — such as celebrating a holiday
  • Having resolved to do it without loss of time, as his leave of absence extended only to the following Saturday, and having no feelings of diffidence to make it distressing to himself even at the moment, he set about it in a very orderly manner, with all the observances, which he supposed a regular part of the business.
    Chapter 19 (3% in)

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