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noun
    1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another
    2. respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his wishes
    [Webster]
  • giving way to the views, wishes, etc of others, usu out of respect; respect [Barron]
  • respect and esteem due a superior or an elder; also: affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes [Taisha]

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