deference

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deference /ˈdɛfərəns/ noun
deference
/ˈdɛfərəns/
noun
Learner's definition of DEFERENCE
[noncount] formal
: a way of behaving that shows respect for someone or something
often + to

in deference to

or out of deference to
: in order to show respect for the opinions or influence of (someone or something) : out of respect for (someone or something)

— deferential

/ˌdɛfəˈrɛnʃəl/ adjective [more deferential; most deferential]
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