Custom and Observance


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Custom noun – A usual manner of behaving or doing.
Observance is a synonym for custom in ritual topic. In some cases you can use "Observance" instead a noun "Custom", when it comes to topics like tradition, society, ceremony, rite. popular alternative
Nearby Words: customary, customs, customer, customize, customized
Synonyms for Custom


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Observance noun – An oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules.
Usage example: some religions require very specific observances on holy days

Custom is a synonym for observance in ceremony topic. You can use "Custom" instead a noun "Observance", if it concerns topics such as rite, action, society, ritual. popular alternative
Nearby Words: observe, observation, observant, observed, observable
Synonyms for Observance

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usual usual custom usual observance
religious religious custom religious observance
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