Attendance At*tend"ance, n. [OE. attendance, OF. atendance, fr. atendre, F. attendre. See {Attend}, v. t.] 1. Attention; regard; careful application. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Till I come, give attendance to reading. --1 Tim. iv. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence. [1913 Webster]

Constant attendance at church three times a day. --Fielding. [1913 Webster]

3. Waiting for; expectation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Languishing attendance and expectation of death. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

4. The persons attending; a retinue; attendants. [1913 Webster]

If your stray attendance by yet lodged. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.