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observance
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
conformity with law or custom or practice

or:

taking part in a ritual — such as celebrating a holiday
  • Guilty of a fierce desire to remain alive, they and Rearden traded like savages, without rights, titles, contracts or protection, with nothing but mutual understanding and a ruthlessly absolute observance of one's given word.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (17% in)
  • He remembered the austerely pitiless respect he had felt for his contract of marriage, for all his contracts and all his legal obligations-and he saw what sort of legality his scrupulous observance was expected to serve.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (44% in)

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