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Meaning & Definition of Obedience in English

English

Obedience

/oʊbidiəns/

noun

1. The act of obeying

  • Dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    synonym:
  • obedience
  • ,
  • obeisance

2. The trait of being willing to obey

    synonym:
  • obedience

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"
    synonym:
  • obedience
  • ,
  • respect

Examples of using

Through obedience learn to command.
The fear of some divine and supreme powers keeps men in obedience.
They enforced obedience upon us.