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Obedience meaning

obedience - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control.
  2. 2. Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.
  3. 3. A following; a body of adherents; as, the Roman Catholic obedience, or the whole body of persons who submit to the authority of the pope.
  4. 4. A cell ( or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior.
  5. 5. One of the three monastic vows.
  6. 6. The written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject.
  7. 7. Compliance with what is required.

obedience - examples of usage

  1. But the shock of the interruption made him stand still, and before he knew what he was doing, he had turned and was walking with Rodney in obedience to Rodney's invitation to come to his rooms and have something to drink. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Children owe to their parents obedience, and such service as they are able to render. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. They only care for obedience, and not at all how it is attained. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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