abaisance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French abaissance.[1]

Noun[edit]

abaisance (plural abaisances)

  1. Obsolete form of obeisance. [from the late 17th century to the mid 18th century][1]
    • 1675, Richard Allestree, The art of contentment:
      Haman can find no gust in all the sensualities of the Persian Court, because a poor despicable Jew denies his abaisance.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abaisance” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 2.