- defensive circle,
- defensive driving,
- defensive medicine,
- deferent duct,
Origin of deference
Examples from the Web for deference
He oversaw a brutal regime, aimed at instilling respect, deference and acceptance of duty into the princes.
Other themes are more character-based, such as the “Bowie, Cocteau, Visconti” section, in deference to dandies and dapper men.
Tall and taciturn, he exuded the easy authority of a young man used to money and the deference that came with it.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the deference with which he was received they rightly guessed that he was the chief of the tribe.
Heritage Action pushed for the government shutdown, but stayed out of the debt ceiling fight in deference to their funders.Republicans Compromise on the Budget, but Don’t Expect Them To Compromise on the Debt Ceiling|Eleanor Clift|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The parish priest was received with respect and deference by all, even by the alferez.Friars and Filipinos|Jose Rizal
The sisterhood, appointed by her and entirely dependent upon her liberality, would treat her with the deference due to a queen.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series|John S. C. Abbott
I did so, as I mentioned at the time, in deference to general opinion, for many would call it superfluous breaking.Dog Breaking|William Nelson Hutchinson
The deference they paid and his assured acceptance of it showed him to be a man of importance.The Yukon Trail|William MacLeod Raine
On his arrival the blinds would be pulled down in deference to his wish for a more perfect privacy.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
Word Origin for deference
1640s, from French déférence (16c.), from déférer (see defer (v.2)).