Meaning of obeisance

o•bei•sance

Pronunciation: (ō-bā'suns, ō-bē'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
  2. deference or homage: The nobles gave obeisance to the new king.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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