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obedience

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noun obe·di·ence \ō-ˈbē-dē-ən(t)s, ə-\

Definition of obedience

  1. 1 a :  an act or instance of obeying b :  the quality or state of being obedient

  2. 2 :  a sphere of jurisdiction; especially :  an ecclesiastical or sometimes secular dominion



Examples of obedience in a sentence

  1. <the drill sergeant demanded complete and unquestioning obedience from the recruits>

  2. <the cowardly obedience with which the dictator's henchmen followed his every command>



13th Century

First Known Use of obedience

13th century



OBEDIENCE Defined for Kids

obedience

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noun obe·di·ence \ō-ˈbē-dē-əns\

Definition of obedience for Students

  1. :  the act of obeying :  willingness to obey





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