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passive obedience

noun
  1. unquestioning obedience to authority
  2. the surrender of a person's will to another person
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Historical Examples

  • But among the refugees in England, the passive-obedience doctrine imbibed in the mother-country did not endure.

    The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century

    Charles Bastide


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