Word forms: obeisances
COBUILD Advanced British English Dictionary1. uncount nounObeisance to someone or something is great respect shown for them. [formal] [+ to] ⇒ While he was still young and strong all paid obeisance to him.2. variable nounAn obeisance is a physical gesture, especially a bow, that you make in order to show your respect for someone or something. [formal] ⇒ One by one they came forward, mumbled grudging words of welcome, made awkward obeisances.