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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
References in classic literature ?
Punctually at eight, sir," said poor old Benjamin, obediently recording his formidable engagement.
Thereupon Anne held her tongue so obediently and thoroughly that her continued silence made Marilla rather nervous, as if in the presence of something not exactly natural.
This sounded nonsense, but Alice very obediently got up, and carried the dish round, and the cake divided itself into three pieces as she did so.
Pinocchio obediently bent his two knees to the ground and remained kneeling until the Manager, with the crack of the whip, cried sharply: "Walk
I confess I did not in the least understand what Rouletabille meant by what he had said; but the landlord, as soon as he heard the words, uttered an oath, which he at once stifled, and placed himself at our orders as obediently as Monsieur Robert Darzac had done, when he heard Rouletabille's prophetic sentence--"The presbytery has lost nothing of its charm, nor the garden its brightness.
Johnson turned obediently to the door, at the same time, over the cook's shoulder, favouring me with an amazingly solemn and portentous wink as though to emphasize his interrupted remark and the need for me to be soft-spoken with the captain.
Levin obediently helped himself to sauce, but would not let Stepan Arkadyevitch go on with his dinner.
Having so held and waved the candle as that all these heterogeneous objects seemed to come forward obediently when they were named, and then retire again, Mr Venus despondently repeats, 'Oh dear me, dear me
Obediently, the motorist obeys, and still completely mystified hands the stick to the second policeman - and he seems to be expecting it.
The K-9 officer is pictured clinging on obediently while harnessed to handler Dan Ames as they descend a wall.
Obediently, they supported the status quo, eg opposing Suffragettes, trade unionism, were pro-apartheid, pro Vietnam War etcetera.