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deference

noun
     
def‧er‧ence [uncountable] formal
polite behaviour that shows that you respect someone and are therefore willing to accept their opinions or judgment
deference to
Lewis was annoyed that Adam did not show enough respect and deference to him.
out of/in deference to something (=because you respect someone's beliefs, opinions etc)
They were married in church out of deference to their parents' wishes.
deferential adjective:
deferential treatment
deferentially adverb

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