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From Latin obsequens, present participle of obsequi, from ob (see ob-) + sequi. See sequence.


obsequent (comparative more obsequent, superlative most obsequent)

  1. (obsolete) Obedient; submissive; obsequious.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for obsequent in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)