adverb see obeisance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • obeisantly — obei·sant·ly …   English syllables

  • obeisantly — adverb see obeisant …   Useful english dictionary

  • obeisance — noun Etymology: Middle English obeisaunce obedience, obeisance, from Anglo French obeisance, from obeissant, present participle of obeir to obey Date: 14th century 1. a movement of the body made in token of respect or submission ; bow 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obeisance — obeisant, adj. obeisantly, adv. /oh bay seuhns, oh bee /, 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… …   Universalium

  • obeisance — n. 1 a bow, curtsey, or other respectful or submissive gesture (make an obeisance). 2 homage, submission, deference (pay obeisance). Derivatives: obeisant adj. obeisantly adv. Etymology: ME f. OF obeissance (as OBEY) …   Useful english dictionary

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