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Definition of "obeisance" []

  • A gesture or movement of the body, such as a curtsy, that expresses deference or homage. (noun)
  • An attitude of deference or homage. (noun)
  • An attitude of deference or homage (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A gesture expressing obeisance (noun)

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Use "obeisance" in a sentence
  • "It was a knee-jerk design modification made in obeisance to the myth that Americans hate hatchbacks."
  • "March 26th, 2010 at 1: 59 pm tombaker says: obeisance is freedom!"
  • "I bow in obeisance: They implemented the classic game Defender … in a favicon."