obsequence

[ ob-si-kwuh ns ]
/ ˈɒb sɪ kwəns /

noun

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

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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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