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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Obedience  \O*be"di*ence\,  n.  [F.  ob['e]dience,  L.  obedientia, 
  oboedientia  See  {Obedient},  and  cf.{Obeisance}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  obeying,  or  the  state  of  being  obedient; 
  compliance  with  that  which  is  required  by  authority; 
  subjection  to  rightful  restraint  or  control. 
  Government  must  compel  the  obedience  of  individuals. 
  2.  Words  or  actions  denoting  submission  to  authority; 
  dutifulness.  --Shak. 
  3.  (Eccl.) 
  a  A  following;  a  body  of  adherents;  as  the  Roman 
  Catholic  obedience,  or  the  whole  body  of  persons  who 
  submit  to  the  authority  of  the  pope. 
  b  A  cell  (or  offshoot  of  a  larger  monastery)  governed  by 
  a  prior. 
  c  One  of  the  three  monastic  vows.  --Shipley. 
  d  The  written  precept  of  a  superior  in  a  religious  order 
  or  congregation  to  a  subject. 
  {Canonical  obedience}.  See  under  {Canonical}. 
  {Passive  obedience}.  See  under  {Passive}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Priory  \Pri"o*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Priories}.  [Cf.  LL  prioria  See 
  {Prior},  n.] 
  A  religious  house  presided  over  by  a  prior  or  prioress;  -- 
  sometimes  an  offshoot  of  an  subordinate  to  an  abbey,  and 
  called  also  {cell},  and  {obedience}.  See  {Cell},  2. 
  Note:  Of  such  houses  there  were  two  sorts:  one  where  the 
  prior  was  chosen  by  the  inmates,  and  governed  as 
  independently  as  an  abbot  in  an  abbey;  the  other  where 
  the  priory  was  subordinate  to  an  abbey,  and  the  prior 
  was  placed  or  displaced  at  the  will  of  the  abbot. 
  {Alien  priory},  a  small  religious  house  dependent  on  a  large 
  monastery  in  some  other  country. 
  Syn:  See  {Cloister}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  dutiful  or  submissive  behavior  [ant:  {disobedience}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  being  willing  to  obey  [ant:  {disobedience}] 
  3:  behavior  intended  to  please  your  parents;  "their  children 
  were  never  very  strong  on  obedience";  "he  went  to  law 
  school  out  of  respect  for  his  father's  wishes"  [syn:  {respect}] 

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