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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Refusal or failure to obey.

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  • n. Refusal to obey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The fact of being disobedient; lack of obedience; neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command, injunction, or prohibition; the omission of that which is commanded to be done, or the doing of that which is forbidden; disregard of duty prescribed by authority.
  • n. Non-compliance, as with a natural law; failure to submit to a superior influence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being unwilling to obey
  • n. the failure to obey

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