obedient

[ oh-bee-dee-uhnt ]
/ oʊˈbi di ənt /

adjective

obeying or willing to obey; complying with or submissive to authority: an obedient son.

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Origin of obedient

1175–1225; Middle English <Old French <Latin oboedient- (stem of oboediēns), present participle of oboedīre to obey; see -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for obedient

obedient
/ (əˈbiːdɪənt) /

adjective

obeying or willing to obey

Derived forms of obedient

obediently, adverb

Word Origin for obedient

C13: from Old French, from Latin oboediens, present participle of oboedīre to obey
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