preobedience

obedience

[oh-bee-dee-uhns]
noun
1.
the state or quality of being obedient.
2.
the act or practice of obeying; dutiful or submissive compliance: Military service demands obedience from its members.
3.
a sphere of authority or jurisdiction, especially ecclesiastical.
4.
Chiefly Ecclesiastical.
a.
conformity to a monastic rule or the authority of a religious superior, especially on the part of one who has vowed such conformance.
b.
the rule or authority that exacts such conformance.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Latin oboedientia. See obedient, -ence

overobedience, noun
preobedience, noun
superobedience, noun


2. submission, subservience, deference.
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obedience (əˈbiːdɪəns)
 
n
1.  the condition or quality of being obedient
2.  the act or an instance of obeying; dutiful or submissive behaviour
3.  the authority vested in a Church or similar body
4.  See also passive obedience the collective group of persons submitting to this authority

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obedience
in reference to dog training is attested from 1930; from L. obedientia, from obediens (see obedient).
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