Dis`o*bey" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disobeyed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Disobeying.] [F. d'esob'eir; pref. d'es- (L. dis-) + ob'eir. See Obey, and cf. Disobedient.]

Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.

Not to disobey her lord's behest. Tennyson.


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Dis`o*bey", v. i.

To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.

He durst not know how to disobey. Sir P. Sidney.


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