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.
The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,
With due observance, wait the chief's command.
Syn. -- Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.
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