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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin, present participle of oboedire; OBEY

obedient

adjective
     
o‧be‧di‧ent
1 always doing what you are told to do, or what the law, a rule etc says you must do [≠ disobedient]:
an obedient child
obedient to
citizens who are obedient to the law
2TCM

your obedient servant

old use a phrase used to end a very formal letter
obediently adverb

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