obsequence

noun

ob·​se·​quence
ˈäbsəkwən(t)s
plural -s
: the quality or state of being obsequious or compliant : obsequiousness, compliance

Word History

Etymology

Latin obsequentia, from obsequent-, obsequens, (present participle of obsequi to yield) + -ia

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“Obsequence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obsequence. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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