obsequence

[ ob-si-kwuh ns ]
/ ˈɒb sɪ kwəns /

noun

willingness or eagerness to comply, please, serve, etc.; obsequiousness.

Nearby words

  1. obscure,
  2. obscurity,
  3. obscurum per obscurius,
  4. obsecrate,
  5. obsecration,
  6. obsequent,
  7. obsequent stream,
  8. obsequies,
  9. obsequious,
  10. obsequy

Also ob·se·que·ence [ob-see-kwee-uh ns] /ɒbˈsi kwi əns/.

Origin of obsequence

1595–1605; < Latin obsequentia, equivalent to obsequent-, stem of obsequēns present participle of obsequī to comply with (see obsequious) + -ia -ia

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