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OBEDIENCE. The performance of a command.
     2. Officers who obey the command of their superiors, having jurisdiction of the subject-matter, are not responsible for their acts. A sheriff may therefore justify a trespass under an execution, when the court has jurisdiction, although irregularly issued. 3 Chit. Pr. 75; Ham. N. P. 48.
     3. A child, an apprentice, a pupil, a mariner, and a soldier, owe respectively obedience to the lawful commands of the parent, the master, the teacher, the captain of the ship, and the military officer having command; and in case of disobedience, submission may be enforced by correction. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'There is no more obedience to chastity; we need to pray for our priests and religious leaders so that they will be able to avoid the various challenges facing them in the world,' he said.
Saline County 4-H youth were very successful in the Dog Obedience classes this year.
First, obedience enables us to forego our own omnipotence.
Paige and Pebbles, a home bred dog, also performed obedience demonstrations in the activity arena and rally demonstrations in the YKC ring.
Obedience means to "hold firmly to the word of life" (Philippians 2:16) so that our lives will be lived with purpose, our work done with deep value, and our lives marked by the joy of communing with God (Philippians 2:16-18).
'Father, not my will, but your will be done.' Obedience unto death, 'tumalima at naging mapagtalima.'
It's a highly-skilled event which sees seven teams, representing regions from across Great Britain and Ireland, competing in a series of obedience trials including the 'stay' category where the dogs are required to sit motionless for two minutes and 'retrieve', a competitive version of fetch.
The ministry had followed article 75 of the executive regulations stipulating that "verdicts delivered regarding forcing the woman to the 'house of obedience' are null and void".
Rally obedience (often called Rally-O) competitions are similar to regular obedience, but instead of waiting for a judge to tell the competing team what to do, the handler directs her dog around a "course" that consists of 10 to 20 signs, each describing a specific behavior.
It is stated In Article 5 of constitution of Islamic republic of Pakistan which is about Loyalty to State and obedience to Constitution and law,is stated that - (1)Loyalty to the State is the basic duty of every citizen.
Almost from the start, the Jesuits' fourth vow of absolute obedience to the Pope and the culture of obedience that it reflected became a distinctive part of the order's identity.