Word of the Day - deference
deference – d eh f ax r ax n s
of being respectful of someone’s judgment
I gave him due deference.
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
respectful or courteous regard:
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First known usage
1640–50; <French déférence, Middle French, equivalent to defer(er) to defer2 + -ence