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obedience

Noun

1 the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person [syn: obeisance] [ant: disobedience]
2 the trait of being willing to obey [ant: disobedience]
3 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" [syn: respect]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The quality of being obedient.
    Obedience is essential in any army.

Translations

quality of being obedient

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