[n] the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
[n] the act of dwelling in a place
[n] acting according to certain accepted standards
act, continuance, continuation, cooperation, formality, honoring, human action, human activity, keeping, line, lodging, observance, occupancy, tenancy
\A*bid"ance\, n. The state of abiding; abode; continuance; compliance (with). The Christians had no longer abidance in the holy hill of Palestine. --Fuller. A judicious abidance by rules. --Helps.