Definition of obedience:
- A cell ( or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior.
- 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.
- One of the three monastic vows.
- The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control.
- The written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject.
- Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.
observation, give-and-take, biddability, amenableness, compliancy, integrity, keeping, cooperation, tractability, bow, regard, legalism, resist, esteem, amenability, tractableness, bowing, abidance, respectfulness.
- conformity (part of speech: noun)
- obedience (part of speech: noun)
compliance (part of speech: noun)
- piety (part of speech: noun)
- subordination (part of speech: noun)
- servility (part of speech: noun)
- "The South American Republics Part I of II", Thomas C. Dawson.
- "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
- "The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories", E. M. Forster.