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deference meaning and definition

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Definition of deference (noun)

  1. a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    • "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
    • synonyms: respect
  2. courteous regard for people's feelings
  3. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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