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Noun: obeisance  ow'bey-sun(t)s or ow'bee-sun(t)s
  1. Bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    - bow[2], bowing
  2. The act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behaviour with respect to another person
    - obedience

Derived forms: obeisances

Type of: compliance, gesture, motion, reverence, submission

Encyclopedia: Obeisance