Definition of obedience
What does the word obedience mean?
part of speech: noun
Obeying as act or practice or quality, submission to another\'s rule, compliance with law or command (in o. to, actuated by or in accordance with; passive o., surrender of one\'s will to another\'s without cooperation, also compliance with commands irrespective of their nature); (Eccl., csp. R. C.) being obeyed, (sphere of) authority. district or body of persons bound to o., (return to the o. of the Pope; not belonging to either the Roman or the Byzantine o.). [French]