Origin of obedient
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compliant, docile, tractable, yielding, deferential, respectful.
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- obeying or willing to obey
C13: from Old French, from Latin oboediens, present participle of oboedīre to obey
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Word Origin and History for obediently
c.1200, from Old French obedient "obedient" (11c.), from Latin oboedientem (nominative oboediens), present participle of oboedire "to obey" (see obey). Related: Obediently.
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