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obedience

noun
     
o‧be‧di‧ence [uncountable]
when someone does what they are told to do, or what a law, rule etc says they must do [≠ disobedience]
obedience to
obedience to God
He lived in obedience to the church's teachings.
blind/unquestioning/complete obedience (=complete obedience without any thought)
With blind obedience, I allowed my father to organize my life.
obedience classes for dogs and their owners

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