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1. Obedience.

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)

Origin: F. Obeissance obedience, fr. Obeissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.