Meaning of deference

def•er•ence

Pronunciation: (def'ur-uns), [key]
— n.
  1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
  2. respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his wishes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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