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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for February 28, 2021 is:

deference • DEF-uh-runss  • noun

: respect and esteem due a superior or an elder; also : affected or ingratiating regard for another’s wishes

Examples:

“The 41-page filing answered government arguments that appeals rules give trial judges a lot of deference to make findings about facts, such as whether a juror is following court rules.” — Steve Patterson, The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), 19 Jan. 2021

“‘Where once he was a youthful firebrand,’ Mr. Peterson said, Mr. Museveni ‘now speaks as an elder, reminding his people about the virtues of the old culture, demanding deference, excoriating the decadence of the young.'” — Abdi Latif Dahir, The New York Times, 16 Jan. 2021

Did you know?

We need to be specific when we tell you that deference and defer both derive from the Medieval Latin dēferre, which means “to convey, show respect, submit to a decision,” because there are two defers in the English language. The defer related to deference is typically used with to in contexts having to do either with allowing someone else to decide or choose something, as in “I’ll defer to the experts,” or with agreeing to follow someone else’s decision, wish, etc., as when a court defers to precedent. The other defer traces to the Latin differre, meaning “to carry away in varying directions, spread abroad, postpone, delay, be unlike or distinct.” That defer is typically used in contexts having to do with delaying or postponing something, as in “a willingness to defer the decision until next month.”

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Ken Saunders is a freelance writer, gadget collector and Biohacker. Kens’ professional background is in Information Technology as well as Health and Wellness. His experience has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He especially enjoys researching and writing articles on the topics of Technology, Food, and all things Freelancing. His articles have appeared in many online sites, including Lifehack.media, Andrew Christian, Alltherooms.com and Vocal.media.You can learn more about his services at http://www.ken-saunders.info.

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