Definitions for obedienceoʊˈbi di əns
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•be•di•enceoʊˈbi di əns(n.)
the state or quality of being obedient.
the act or practice of obeying.
a sphere of ecclesiastical or secular authority or jurisdiction.
Origin of obedience:
1150–1200; ME < OF < L
the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
the trait of being willing to obey
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"
The quality of being obedient.
Obedience is essential in any army.
Origin: From obedience, from obedience (modern French obédience), from oboedientia.
the act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control
words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness
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
a cell (or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior
one of the three monastic vows
the written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Expectation on a monument. 2. A dignified retreat from Balaklava. 3. Lex Talionis playing 'possum. 4. The second law of Nature, the first being murder. _E. g._, "After all, it was my brother's Obedience to the Lord that laid the foundation of my glory."--From Cain's _Diary of an Altar-Wrecker_.
Translations for obedience
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of obeying
obedience to an order.
- إذْعان، إمْتِثال للأوامِرArabic
- obediênciaPortuguese (BR)
- der GehorsamGerman
- υπακοή, ευπείθειαGreek
- आदर, झुक कर सलामHindi
- послушание; повиновениеRussian
- åtlydande, åtlydnadSwedish
- itaat etmeTurkish
- 服從Chinese (Trad.)
- فرماں برداري، اطاعتUrdu
- sự vâng lờiVietnamese
- 服从Chinese (Simp.)
Get even more translations for obedience »