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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Obedient  \O*be"di*ent\,  a.  [OF.  obedient,  L.  obediens, 
  oboediens  -entis.  p.  pr  of  obedire  oboedire  to  obey.  See 
  Subject  in  will  or  act  to  authority;  willing  to  obey; 
  submissive  to  restraint,  control,  or  command. 
  And  floating  straight,  obedient  to  the  stream.  --Shak. 
  The  chief  his  orders  gives  the  obedient  band,  With  due 
  observance,  wait  the  chief's  command.  --Pope. 
  Syn:  Dutiful;  respectful;  compliant;  submissive. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  dutifully  complying  with  the  commands  or  instructions  of 
  those  in  authority;  "an  obedient  soldier";  "obedient 
  children";  "a  little  man  obedient  to  his  wife";  "the 
  obedient  colonies...are  heavily  taxed;  the  refractory 
  remain  unburdened"-  Edmund  Burke  [ant:  {disobedient}] 

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