noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
noun the trait of being willing to obey
noun behavior intended to please your parents
their children were never very strong on obedience
he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes
F. obédience, L. obedientia, oboedientia. See Obedient, and cf.Obeisance.
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.
Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.Shak.
(Eccl.)(a)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.(b)A cell (or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior.(c)One of the three monastic vows.Shipley. (d)The written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject.