from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Willing to comply with the commands, orders, or instructions of those in authority.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or command.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obeying or willing to obey; submissive to authority, control, or constraint; dutiful; compliant.
- Correspondent; subject.
- Synonyms Compliant. See obedience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oboediēns, oboedient-, present participle of oboedīre, to obey; see obey.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin oboediēns, present active participle of oboediō ("obey"). (Wiktionary)