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See also: obédience
- oboedience (obsolete, rare)
From Middle English obedience, from Anglo-Norman obedience, from Old French obedience (modern French obédience), from Latin oboedientia. Displaced native Old English hīersumnes. Cognate with obeisance.
- The quality of being obedient.
- Obedience is essential in any army.
- February 24, 1823, Thomas Jefferson, letter to Mr. Edward Everett
- Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.
- 1918 September–November, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Land That Time Forgot”, in The Blue Book Magazine, Chicago, Ill.: Story-press Corp., →OCLC; republished as chapter VIII, in Hugo Gernsback, editor, Amazing Stories, (please specify |part=I, II, or III), New York, N.Y.: Experimenter Publishing, 1927, →OCLC:
- Cautioning Nobs to silence, and he had learned many lessons in the value of obedience since we had entered Caspak, I slunk forward, taking advantage of whatever cover I could find...
- The collective body of persons subject to any particular authority.
- A written instruction from the superior of an order to those under him.
- Any official position under an abbot's jurisdiction.
- disobedience, defiance, rebellion (ignoring)
- violation (ignoring, especially rules)
- control, dominance (ruling)
quality of being obedient
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- “obedience”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “obedience”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.