Obeisance Definition

ō-bāsəns, ō-bē-
noun
A gesture of respect or reverence, such as a bow or curtsy.
Webster's New World
The attitude shown by this; homage; deference.
Webster's New World

Demonstration of an obedient attitude, especially by bowing deeply.

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Other Word Forms of Obeisance

Noun

Singular:
obeisance
Plural:
obeisances

Origin of Obeisance

  • Middle English obeisaunce (“obedience, obeisance"), from Old French obeïssance, derived from obeïssant (“obedient"), participle of obeïr (“to obey"), from Latin oboedire, obedire; ob- (“to, for") + audire (“to hear").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English obeisaunce from Old French obeissance from obeissant present participle of obeir to obey obey

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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