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Definitions of deference:
  • noun:   a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    Example: "His deference to her wishes was very flattering"
  • noun:   courteous regard for people's feelings
    Example: "In deference to your wishes"
  • noun:   a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

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