Obedience definition

ō-bēdē-əns
The state, fact, or an instance of obeying, or a willingness to obey; submission.
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Obedience is the willingness to obey.

An example of obedience is a dog listening to his owner.

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A group of people under such authority.
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The quality of being obedient.

Obedience is essential in any army.

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The quality or condition of being obedient.
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The act of obeying.
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A sphere of ecclesiastical authority.
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Origin of obedience

  • From Anglo-Norman obedience, from Old French obedience (modern French obédience), from Latin oboedientia.

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