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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 obei·sance /oˈbisṇ(t)s, ə, ˈbe-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·bei·sance n.
 1. Obedience. [Obs.]
 2. Deference or homage, or an expression of deference or respect; a bow; a curtsy.
    Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance unto the king.   --1 Kings i. 16.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or
           submission or shame [syn: bow, bowing]
      2: the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with
         respect to another person [syn: obedience] [ant: disobedience]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    homage or reverence to any one (Gen. 37:7; 43:28).