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obeisance: Meaning and Definition of

o•bei•sance

Pronunciation: (?-b?'suns, ?-b?'-), [key]
? n.
  1. a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
  2. deference or homage: The nobles gave obeisance to the new king.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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