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TO OBSERVE, civil law. To perform that which has been prescribed by some law or usage. Dig., 1, 3, 32.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Muli sinasabi natin kelangan po nating maging mas mapanuri at mapagmatyag hingil sa kahilihingan ng New People's Army for ceasefire (Again we are saying we need to be more skeptical and observant of the request of the New People's Army for a ceasefire)," Arevalo told reporters.
The third dimension is whether the participant was a Ramadan observant. We thus examined behavior of observants and nonobservants before and after the daily break of the Ramadan fast as well as outside of Ramadan, where we treated alimentary abstention as akin to a long fasting period.
Artists abound, and are all a little too absorbed with their own mediums to be properly humane or observant.
Told mainly from Jess's perspective, her observant glance on her world resembles the illustrated world she creates with her manga characters.
Some 35 states and the federal government provide kosher food for observant Jewish inmates.
Officials said the sector has set a target of 15 million Muslim tourists by 2020 - the number of hotels serving strictly observant tourists stands at approximately 20 today.
The mission of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism was (and still is) to encourage non-observant Jews to become more observant. The first campus Chabad house opened in 1969 at UCLA offering a community center for Jewish students that served up Jewish customs along with a home-cooked meal.
They consider such topics as observant reform's conceptual frameworks between principle and practice, "observance" as paradigm in mendicant and monastic order chronicles, Bernardino da Siena and observant preaching as a vehicle for religious transformation, pawn broking between theory and practice in observant socio-economic thought, the observance and the confrontation with early Protestantism, and the Spanish Jeronymites' incorporation of the Isidrites in 1567.
We will recall that the Committee on Religious Affairs and Regulation of National Traditions and Rituals under the Government of Tajikistan (CRA) in late April applied to residents of Tajikistan with solicitation to help reveal swindlers engaged in issuing fake documents purporting to allow observant Muslims to wear a beard or hijab.
The Coalition said although Defense Department's instruction purports to place "a high value on the rights of members of the Military Services to observe the tenets of their respective religions," its current provisions will ironically have a chilling effect on the ability of observant Sikh-Americans to serve in our nation's military while practicing their religion.
Gently sombre story told with observant good humour by Local Hero's Bill Forsyth.