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Meaning of OBEISANCE

Pronunciation:  ow'beysuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
  2. [n]  bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame
 

OBEISANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: bow, bowing, obedience
 
 Antonyms: disobedience, noncompliance
 
 See Also: compliance, curtsey, curtsy, genuflection, genuflexion, gesture, kotow, kowtow, motion, salaam, scrape, scraping, submission, truckling

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*bei"sance\, n. [F. ob['e]issance obedience, fr.
ob['e]issant. See {Obey}, and cf. {Obedience}, {Abaisance}.]
1. Obedience. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

2. A manifestation of obedience; an expression of difference
   or respect; homage; a bow; a courtesy.

         Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance unto the king. --1
                                               Kings i. 16.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

homage or reverence to any one (Gen. 37:7; 43:28).

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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