An example of deference is taking unwanted parenting advice from your mother-in-law.
The children treated their elders with deference.
By tidying his room, he showed deference to his mother.
Taran bowed his head in deference to his master.
Dean continued to exhibit restrain with his comebacks in deference to the improved moods around Bird Song.
He had a distinguished career at the gymnasium of his native town, and on leaving desired to devote himself to astronomy, but abandoned the idea in deference to his father's wishes.
Kiera stood aside, not as much out of deference but out of sudden realization that if she didn't, the man was likely to run her over.
It is one of absolute loyalty and deference, as to the teaching of inspiration.