At*tend"ance (#), n. [OE. attendance, OF. atendance, fr. atendre, F. attendre. See Attend, v. t.]

1.

Attention; regard; careful application.

[Obs.]

Till I come, give attendance to reading.
1 Tim. iv. 13.

2.

The act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence.

Constant attendance at church three times a day.
Fielding.

3.

Waiting for; expectation.

[Obs.]

Languishing attendance and expectation of death.
Hooker.

4.

The persons attending; a retinue; attendants.

If your stray attendance by yet lodged.
Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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