Definition of obsequence in English:

obsequence

noun

US
rare
  • Compliance, complaisance, obsequiousness; deference, servility.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Receyt Ladie Kateryne. From classical Latin obsequentia compliance, deference (from obsequent-, obsequēns + -ia); compare -ence.

Pronunciation

obsequence

/ˈɒbsɪkw(ə)ns/