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obsequence

[ ob-si-kwuhns ]
/ ˈɒb sɪ kwəns /
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noun
willingness or eagerness to comply, please, serve, etc.; obsequiousness.
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Also ob·se·que·ence [ob-see-kwee-uhns]. /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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