in deference to
phrasal in consideration of <
returned early in deference to her parents' wishes
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  • In respect to — Respect Re*spect , n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. [1913 Webster] But he it well did ward with wise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deference — Def er*ence, n. [F. d[ e]f[ e]rence. See 3d {Defer}.] A yielding of judgment or preference from respect to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance. [1913 Webster] Deference to the authority of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deference — For the legal doctrine, see Judicial deference. Not to be confused with Difference. Submission redirects here. For other uses, see Submission (disambiguation). Deferential redirects here. It is not to be confused with Differential. Deference… …   Wikipedia

  • In respect — Respect Re*spect , n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. [1913 Webster] But he it well did ward with wise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In respect of — Respect Re*spect , n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. [1913 Webster] But he it well did ward with wise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have respect of persons — Respect Re*spect , n. [L. respectus: cf. F. respect. See {Respect}, v., and cf. {Respite}.] 1. The act of noticing with attention; the giving particular consideration to; hence, care; caution. [1913 Webster] But he it well did ward with wise… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In all conscience — Conscience Con science, n. [F. conscience, fr. L. conscientia, fr. consciens, p. pr. of conscire to know, to be conscious; con + scire to know. See {Science}.] 1. Knowledge of one s own thoughts or actions; consciousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In conscience — Conscience Con science, n. [F. conscience, fr. L. conscientia, fr. consciens, p. pr. of conscire to know, to be conscious; con + scire to know. See {Science}.] 1. Knowledge of one s own thoughts or actions; consciousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make a matter of conscience — Conscience Con science, n. [F. conscience, fr. L. conscientia, fr. consciens, p. pr. of conscire to know, to be conscious; con + scire to know. See {Science}.] 1. Knowledge of one s own thoughts or actions; consciousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make conscience of — Conscience Con science, n. [F. conscience, fr. L. conscientia, fr. consciens, p. pr. of conscire to know, to be conscious; con + scire to know. See {Science}.] 1. Knowledge of one s own thoughts or actions; consciousness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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