|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) A yielding of judgment or preference to the wishes or opinion of another; submission in opinion; regard; respect; complaisance.
Deference (3 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 16:16 I beseech you, on your part, to show deference to such men, and to every one who participates in their work and toils hard. (WEY)
2 Kings 16:18 The covered way for the Sabbath that they had built in the house, and the king's entry outside, turned he to the house of Yahweh, because of the king of Assyria. (See NIV)
Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the wrath of the ruler is against you, keep in your place; in him who keeps quiet even great sins may be overlooked. (See RSV)