Associations to the word «Obedience»

Wiktionary

OBEDIENCE, noun. The quality of being obedient.

Dictionary definition

OBEDIENCE, noun. The act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person.
OBEDIENCE, noun. The trait of being willing to obey.
OBEDIENCE, 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".

Wise words

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