Definitions for obeisanceoʊˈbeɪ səns, oʊˈbi-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•bei•sanceoʊˈbeɪ səns, oʊˈbi-(n.)

  1. a movement of the body, as a bow or curtsy, expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy.

  2. deference; homage.

Origin of obeisance:

1325–75; ME < MF


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(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


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