Obedient

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.
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And floating straight, obedient to the stream.
Shak.
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The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,
With due observance, wait the chief's command.
Pope.
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Syn. -- Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.
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