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Noun: obedience  ow'bee-dee-un(t)s
  1. The act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behaviour with respect to another person
    - obeisance
  2. The trait of being willing to obey
  3. Behaviour intended to please your parents
    "their children were never very strong on obedience";
    - respect

Derived forms: obediences

See also: disobedient, obedient

Type of: compliance, filial duty, flexibility, submission, tractability, tractableness

Antonym: disobedience

Encyclopedia: Obedience, chastity, poverty