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Definition of obeisance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//oʊˈbeɪsns//
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  1. 1[uncountable] respect for someone or something or willingness to obey someone to make/pay obeisance to someone The general commands absolute obeisance.
  2. 2[countable] the act of bending your head or the upper part of your body in order to show respect for someone or something to make a deep/low obeisance
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