|1.||[ noun ] the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person|
|Related terms:||disobedience submission truckling obey|
|2.||[ noun ] the trait of being willing to obey|
|Related terms:||disobedience tractability submissiveness obey obedient disobedient|
|3.||[ noun ] (sociology) 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"