Abaisance
Abaisance A*bai"sance ([.a]*b[=a]"sans), n. [For obeisance; confused with F. abaisser, E. abase.] Obeisance. [Obs.] --Jonson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Obeisance — O*bei sance, n. [F. ob[ e]issance obedience, fr. ob[ e]issant. See {Obey}, and cf. {Obedience}, {Abaisance}.] 1. Obedience. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Deference or homage, or an expression of deference or respect; a bow; a curtsy. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obeisance — (n.) late 14c., act or fact of obeying, from O.Fr. obeissance obedience (13c.), from obeissant, prp. of obeir obey, from L. oboedire (see OBEY (Cf. obey)). Sense in English altered late 14c. to bending or prostration of the body as a gesture of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • abeisance — obs. f. abaisance, obeisance …   Useful english dictionary

  • abeysance — obs. f. abaisance, obeisance …   Useful english dictionary

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