Definition of obedience
1a : an act or instance of obeyingb : the quality or state of being obedient Children should learn obedience and respect for authority.
2 : a sphere of jurisdiction landowners within the king's obedience; especially : an ecclesiastical or sometimes secular dominion under the obedience of the Bishop of Rome
Examples of obedience in a sentence
the drill sergeant demanded complete and unquestioning obedience from the recruits
the cowardly obedience with which the dictator's henchmen followed his every command
First Known Use of obedience
OBEDIENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of obedience for Students
: the act of obeying : willingness to obey
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