Obedience

Definition of Obedience

O`be´di`ence
n.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.
Government must compel the obedience of individuals.
- Ames.
2.Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.
3.(Eccl.) 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.
Canonical obedience
See under Canonical.
Passive obedience
See under Passive.

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