- (Scotland, law, transitive) To obey (a judgement or decree).
1712, Charles Nice Davies, The Present State of the Parties in Great Britain:
- and after reading thereof, enquir'd at him, if he would obtemper the famin; to which he answer'd, That he could not comply with, or would he obtemper the said Sentence
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for obtemper in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)