Definitions for: Obeisance

[n] the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
[n] bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame

Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: bow, bowing, obedience

Antonyms: disobedience, noncompliance

See Also: compliance, curtsey, curtsy, genuflection, genuflexion, gesture, kotow, kowtow, motion, salaam, scrape, scraping, submission, truckling

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