Browne expected clicking of heels in obedience rather than measured discussion.
The founding members of the Society of Jesus took a vow of poverty, chastity and obedience under Ignatius.
Instead, schools demand an unrealistic amount of obedience at admissions.
c.1200, "submission to a higher power or authority," from Old French obedience "obedience, submission" (12c.) and directly from Latin oboedientia "obedience," noun of quality from oboedientem (nominative oboediens); see obedient. In reference to dog training from 1930.