Definitions for obeisanceoʊˈbeɪ səns, oʊˈbi-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bow, bowing, obeisance(noun)

    bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting

  2. obedience, obeisance(noun)

    the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person


  1. Obeisance(n.)

    Deference or homage, or an expression of deference or respect; a bow; a curtsy.

  2. Origin: [F. obissance obedience, fr. obissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.]


  1. obeisance(Noun)

    Demonstration of an obedient attitude, especially by bowing deeply.

  2. obeisance(Noun)

    An obedient attitude.

  3. Origin: obeisaunce, from obeïssance, derived from obeïssant, participle of obeïr, from Latin oboedire, obedire; ob- + audire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obeisance(noun)


  2. Obeisance(noun)

    a manifestation of obedience; an expression of difference or respect; homage; a bow; a courtesy

  3. Origin: [F. obissance obedience, fr. obissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Butler Yeats:

    The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.

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