What does the word complaisance mean?

Usage examples for complaisance

  1. The freedom of the stage will be abused just as certainly as the complaisance and innocence of the censorship is abused at present. – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw
  2. On my explaining the true state of the case, he merely observed, " He is a great man;" and yet I thought the remark was made coldly, or in complaisance to us. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  3. Doubtless the Free Traders thought they were paying for some complaisance on the part of the master of Abbey Burnfoot. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett