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ob•serv•ant



Pronunciation: (ub-zûr'vunt), [key]
adj.
1. quick to notice or perceive; alert.
2. looking at, watching, or regarding attentively; watchful.
3. careful in the observing of a law, custom, religious ritual, or the like.

n.
1. an observer of law or rule.
2. (cap.) Also,Ob•ser•van•tinePronunciation: (ob-zûr'vun-tin, -tēn"). [key]a member of a Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis.

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