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obedient

adjective acquiescent, amenable, attentive, behaved, biddable, complaisant, compliable, compliant, complying, conformable, conforming, controllable, deferential, devoted, dicto audiens, docile, ductile, duteous, dutiful, faithful, governable, honoring, loyal, manageable, meek, obeisant, obliging, observant, obtemperans, passive, pliant, regardful, respectful, reverential, rule-abiding, servile, submissive, subservient, supple, tame, tractable, unresisting, well-behaved, willing, yielding
Foreign phrases: Ubi non est condendi auctoritas, ibi non est parendi necessitas.Where there is no authority for essablishing a rule, there is no need of obeying it. Ejus nulla culpa est cui parere necesse sit. No guilt attaches to a person who is compelled to obey. Quicunque jussu judiiis aliquid fecerit non videtur dolo malo fecisse, quia parere necesse est. Whoever does anything by the command of a judge is not deemed to have done it with an evil intent, because it is necessary to obey. Prudenter agit qui praecepto legis obtemperat. He acts prudently who obeys the precept of the law. Obedientia est legis essennia. Obedience is the essence of the law. Legitime imperrnti parere necesse est. One who commands lawfully must be obeyed.
See also: amenable, controlled, faithful, law-abiding, lawful, licit, loyal, obeisant, obsequious, passive, pliable, pliant, sequacious, servile, subservient, tractable, true, yielding
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By being tame and obedient and causing no problems we are ignored.
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Fauziah Ariffin, president of Obedient Wives Club Malaysia, told Kyodo News they expected the ban after local media began playing up the book, which she stressed is not for general sale.
The Obedient Wives' Club, which has been widely criticised for promoting polygamy and denigrating women, told journalists last month that the book was intended as a spiritual guide to be read only by club members to help them comprehend sex.
KUALA LUMPUR: A group of Malaysian Muslim women say they will fight divorce, domestic violence and other problems -- by appealing to wives to be more obedient, one of the group's organizers said Friday.
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The participants in the debate denounced the international community for sending letters as in Tito's time warning the country of turning off the right path and threatening that unless it was obedient they would cause again an interethnic conflict.
Perhaps that's why Christ Jesus used the simile of sheep and lambs to describe those who were obedient, trusting and who followed him - the "Good Shepherd".
His ability to turn snarling, anarchic dogs into whimpering, obedient pets is legendary.
LETTERS from the Civil Service used to be signed, Your Obedient Servant.