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1. the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
2. the trait of being willing to obey
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
4. The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful restraint or control.