a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"
courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
complaisance: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
(deferential) deferent: showing deference
Deference has two meanings.
Great respect; The willingness to carry out the wishes of others
(deferential) being especially friendly, respectful or polite
(deferential) yielding in opinion, judgment, or wishes; showing respect.
judicial courts' practice of yielding to an agency's interpretations of its own regulations and authorizing statute.
(n) - courteous regard for another’s wish
A reviewing decision maker defers to an initial decision maker if he or she declines to interfere with a decision because of the fact that it was made by the initial decision maker, unless there are special grounds (that is, grounds other than merely that the reviewing decision maker would have ...
showing special concern for a particular stakeholder in a particular conflict or controversy, out of loyalty to the stakeholder or out of a belief that the stakeholder has unusual and compelling needs. ...
respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another; respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his wishes.
respectful conduct; compliance with another’s wishes