O*be"di*ent (?), a. [OF. obedient, L. obediens, oboediens, -entis. p.pr. of obedire, oboedire, to obey. See Obey.]

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.


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