passive obedience

  1. unquestioning obedience to authority

  2. the surrender of a person's will to another person

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How to use passive obedience in a sentence

  • He strenuously maintained the duty of passive obedience, not however to the sovereign monarch, but to the sovereign law.

    The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  • In order, however, to habituate them to a passive obedience, an ostensible purpose had to be held out.

  • There was less grumbling among them and more passive obedience.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's | Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • He remembered other verses in the New Testament which could be quoted even more conclusively in favour of this passive obedience.

    Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham
  • She neglects to inform us, however, by what means they had been reduced to this state of passive obedience.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin