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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n obligingness a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n obligingness Binding power; obligation.
    • n obligingness The quality of being obliging; civility; complaisance; disposition to exercise kindness.
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In literature:

Perfect civility and obligingness I certainly did receive from the Virginian, only not a word of fellowship.
"The Virginian" by Owen Wister
Working in, I can see, my own obligingness and amiability with every stitch.
"Summer in a Garden, and Calvin, A Study Of Character" by Charles Dudley Warner
This was too much: such extreme obligingness on his wife's part seemed to detract from her personal dignity.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
So in I gently drew her to the compter, running behind it myself, with an air of great dilingence and obligingness.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson
I can testify both to his honesty and obligingness.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene