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obsequence

[ob-si-kwuh ns] /ˈɒb sɪ kwəns/
noun
1.
willingness or eagerness to comply, please, serve, etc.; obsequiousness.
Also, obsequeence
[ob-see-kwee-uh ns] /ɒbˈsi kwi əns/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin obsequentia, equivalent to obsequent-, stem of obsequēns present participle of obsequī to comply with (see obsequious) + -ia -ia
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