Definition for DEF'ER-ENCE


  1. A yielding in opinion; submission of judgment to the opinion or judgment of another. Hence, regard; respect. We often decline acting in opposition to those for whose wisdom we have a great deference.
  2. Complaisance; condescension. – Locke.
  3. Submission. – Addison.

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