Definitions

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  • n. Obedience; submission to authority.

Etymologies

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From Middle English hersumnesse, from Old English hīersumnes ("obedience, submission, service, humility"), equivalent to hearsome +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • Thus the hearsomeness of the burger felicitates the whole of the polis.

    Finnegans Wake

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