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 for Obeisance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 Webster +PJC]
              Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance unto the king. --1
                                                    Kings i. 16.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or
           submission or shame or greeting [syn: bow, bowing,
      2: the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with
         respect to another person [syn: obedience, obeisance]
         [ant: disobedience, noncompliance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "obeisance":
     acceptance, acquiescence, allegiance, apple-polishing, ass-kissing,
     assent, backscratching, bend, bending the knee, bob, bootlicking,
     bow, bowing and scraping, brown-nosing, complaisance, compliance,
     consent, cringing, crouch, curtsy, deference, dipping the colors,
     duck, fawnery, fawning, fealty, flunkyism, footlicking,
     genuflection, groveling, handshaking, homage, honor, inclination,
     ingratiation, insinuation, kneeling, kowtow, loyalty, making a leg,
     mealymouthedness, nod, nonopposal, nonopposition, nonresistance,
     obedience, obsequiousness, parasitism, passiveness, passivity,
     presenting arms, prostration, resignation, resignedness, respect,
     respectfulness, reverence, salaam, salutation, salute, scrape,
     servility, sponging, squat, standing at attention, stoop,
     subjection, submission, submissiveness, submittal, supination,
     supineness, sycophancy, timeserving, toadeating, toadying,
     toadyism, truckling, tufthunting, yielding

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     homage or reverence to any one (Gen. 37:7; 43:28).

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