One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An act expressing deference or respect, usually a bending forwards of the body; a bow.
Late 15th century; earliest use found in Ordinances Chivalry. From Middle French abessance, abesance abasement, humility from abaissant, present participle of abaisser to lower, humiliate: see -ance.
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