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deference (n.)

"a yielding in opinion, submission to the judgment of another," 1640s, from French déférence (16c.), from déférer "to yield, comply" (see defer (v.2)).

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Definitions of deference from WordNet

deference (n.)
a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard;
his deference to her wishes was very flattering
Synonyms: respect
deference (n.)
courteous regard for people's feelings;
in deference to your wishes
Synonyms: respect / respectfulness
deference (n.)
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others;
Synonyms: complaisance / compliance / compliancy / obligingness
From wordnet.princeton.edu