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English definition of “obeisance”

obeisance

noun [C or U]     /əʊˈbeɪ.səns/ US  /oʊ-/ formal
the fact of obeying or respecting someone, or something you do that expresses this: One by one the noblemen made their obeisances (= bent at the waist) to the queen.Showing respect and admirationObedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
(Definition of obeisance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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