Obeisance is respect, or gestures conveying or signifying respect.noun
An example of obeisance is bowing down before a king and kissing his hand.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a gesture of respect or reverence, such as a bow or curtsy
- the attitude shown by this; homage; deference
Origin: ME obeisaunce < OFr obeissance < obeissant, prp. of obeir, obey
- obeisant adjective
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- A gesture or movement of the body, such as a curtsy, that expresses deference or homage.
- An attitude of deference or homage.
Origin: Middle English obeisaunce, from Old French obeissance, from obeissant, present participle of obeir, to obey; see obey.
- o·beiˈsant adjective