O*bei"sance (?), n. [F. ob'eissance obedience, fr. ob'eissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.]

1.

Obedience.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

2.

A manifestation of obedience; an expression of difference or respect; homage; a bow; a courtesy.

Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance unto the king. 1 Kings i. 16.

 

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