absolute, complete, perfect, strict (AmE), total

He demands absolute obedience from his men.

blind, passive, unquestioning
command, demand, exact, expect, require

All clergy owed obedience to their superior.

class, school (esp. AmE), training (= for dogs)
in obedience to

She acted in passive obedience to her boss's directions.

obedience to

The slaves had to swear obedience to their masters.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Obedience — • The complying with a command or precept. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Obedience     Obedience     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • obedience — (n.) c.1200, submission to a higher power or authority, from O.Fr. obedience (12c.) and directly from L. obedientia obedience, noun of quality from obedientem (nom. obediens); see OBEDIENT (Cf. obedient). In reference to dog training from 1930 …   Etymology dictionary

  • obedience — index adherence (devotion), adhesion (loyalty), allegiance, capitulation, compliance, deference, du …   Law dictionary

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  • obedience — [ō bē′dē əns] n. [OFr < L obedientia < obediens] 1. the state, fact, or an instance of obeying, or a willingness to obey; submission 2. Eccles. JURISDICTION …   English World dictionary

  • Obedience — Hundeführerin mit Hund bei der Freifolge Obedience [əˈbiːdɪəns] (deutsch: Gehorsam) ist eine Hundesportart, bei der es besonders auf harmonische, schnelle und exakte Ausführung der Übungen ankommt. Obedience wird auch als „Hohe Schule“ der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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