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in deference to

Definition of in deference to

  1. :  in order to show respect for the opinions or influence of (someone or something) :  out of respect for (someone or something) <He decided not to get a tattoo in deference to his mother.> <The police have not yet revealed the victim's name out of deference to his family.> <customs used in deference to tradition>



Variants of in deference to

or out of deference to

Word by Word Definitions

deferenceplay
  1. :  respect and esteem due a superior or an elder

    :  affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes


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