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obedience

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

Definition of OBEDIENCE

1
a :  an act or instance of obeying
b :  the quality or state of being obedient
2
:  a sphere of jurisdiction; especially :  an ecclesiastical or sometimes secular dominion

Examples of OBEDIENCE

  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>

First Known Use of OBEDIENCE

13th century
OBEDIENCE Defined for Kids

obedience

noun obe·di·ence \ō-ˈbē-dē-əns\

Definition of OBEDIENCE for Kids

:  the act of obeying :  willingness to obey

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