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Intentionally placing one's self in a meek role in the face of political, social, or economic pressure whether it is perceived or real. (v.)

A strong entity paying unnecessary homage to a weaker entity. (v.)
Professor Johnson frequently obowmas to his teaching assistant by fetching him coffee because he was afraid that a negative comment that they might make on his end of the term assessment might cost him tenure at the University.

Barrack Obama, the President of the United States of America obowma'd to Japan's Emperor Akihito
by JohnRightOnStewart November 30, 2009
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