obedience obedience  /oʊ ˈbi di əns/


  1. (n) the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
  2. (n) the trait of being willing to obey
  3. (n) behavior intended to please your parents



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  1. Decades after Stanley Milgrim's famous obedience studies, a professor replicating one of the experiments finds we're still hard-wired to submit to authority.
  2. Christ sacrificed himself to make amends for sins against God: The Role-Model Theory By his example, Christ inspires people to live in obedience to God's ways.
  3. Jesuit officials suppressed the publication of a symposium on obedience that raised some critical questions about the society's rules.


  1. Dog Training - Novice Dog Training - Novice Dog Training

    If you need help with canine communication and correcting your dog?s bad habits, enroll Fido now! All breeds of dogs, ages six months or older. (Larger breeds, 4 months.) All Novice obedience exercises will be covered, (heel, automatic sit, sit-stay, down-stay, stand for inspection, and come), and hand signals, long-distance, and off-leash work. Behavioral problems will also be addressed ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Jessamine County to offer dog-obedience classes at animal shelter

    Many times, owners who give up their dogs at the Jessamine County Animal Shelter do so because of obedience problems, Mike Cassidy, director of the shelter, told the Jessamine County Fiscal Court on Tuesday. Now, those owners will have a new option.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Jessamine Journal

  3. Poverty, chastity, obedience: traditional vows redefined for the 21st century

    Suppose someone wants to live a life committed to the Gospel but does not want to live the three traditional vows -- poverty, chastity and obedience -- as they have usually been interpreted. Or maybe only one or two of those vows make sense to that person.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter


  1. "This was Warren Jeffs' all-star cast," said Goddard, who has been investigating the sect since 2004. "They had the strongest sense of obedience."
    on Apr 12, 2008 By: Terry Goddard Source: ABC News

  2. "Those divisions are inevitable. There is a line that is drawn, not by us, but by our obedience to the gospel. Our main job is not to keep the church together. Our main job is to do the will of God," Boesak said.
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Allan Boesak Source: Independent Online

  3. "Give yourself to him, that means full obedience to righteous principles. No half way, no holding back," Jeffs said on the tape.
    on Sep 14, 2007 By: Warren Jeffs Source: Washington Post

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