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This royal wedding showed that deference for our top tribe has gone. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They both showed an unquestioning deference to the police. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In contrast he showed very little deference to rank or position. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He showed a pleasant deference to the older man. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She is the sort of woman whom one cannot regard with too much deference. Pride and Prejudice (1813)So there was a family feeling extended to the clergy, as well as respect and deference. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a relatively low bar that gives deference to the Congress. Christianity Today (2000)When he was present she was more careful in speaking, and showed more deference to her mother. Wives and Daughters (1864)I have learnt that sport is expected to pay deference to the real world. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Similarly, it is extremely important if you are dealing with any government employee or politician to give due deference. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This reflects wider Pakistan society, in which age is given deference and opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'deference'
British English: deference NOUN
Deference is a polite and respectful attitude towards someone, especially because they have an important position.
...the older political tradition of deference to great leaders.
Definition of deference from the Collins English Dictionary
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