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Obedience

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(1):

(n.) A following; a body of adherents; as, the Roman Catholic obedience, or the whole body of persons who submit to the authority of the pope.

(2):

(n.) One of the three monastic vows.

(3):

(n.) The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control.

(4):

(n.) Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness.

(5):

(n.) A cell (or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed by a prior.

(6):

(n.) The written precept of a superior in a religious order or congregation to a subject.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Obedience'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/o/obedience.html. 1828.

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