Deference meaning

dĕf'ər-əns, dĕf'rəns
Submission or courteous respect given to another, often in recognition of authority.
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Courteous regard or respect.
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The definition of deference is politely giving in to another, or courteous respect.

An example of deference is taking unwanted parenting advice from your mother-in-law.

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Great respect.

The children treated their elders with deference.

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The willingness to carry out the wishes of others.

By tidying his room, he showed deference to his mother.

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A yielding in opinion, judgment, or wishes.
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Origin of deference

From French déférence