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(Dis`o*be"di*ence) n. Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.
He is undutiful to him other actions, and lives in open disobedience.Tillotson.
(Dis`o*be"di*en*cy) n. Disobedience.
(Dis`o*be"di*ent) a. [Pref. dis- + obedient. See Disobey, Obedient.]
1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not
observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; applied to persons and acts.
This disobedient spirit in the colonies.Burke.
Disobedient unto the word of the Lord.1 Kings xiii. 26.
2. Not yielding.
Medicines used unnecessarily contribute to shorten life, by sooner rendering peculiar parts of the system
disobedient to stimuli.E. Darwin.
(Dis`o*be"di*ent*ly), adv. In a disobedient manner.
(Dis`o*bei"sance) n. [F. désobéissance.] Disobedience. [Obs.] E. Hall.
(Dis`o*bei"sant) a. [F. désobéissant.] Disobedient. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dis`o*bey") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disobeyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disobeying.] [F. désobéir; pref.
dés- (L. dis-) + obéir. See Obey, and cf. Disobedient.] Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a
superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate,
as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.
Not to disobey her lord's behest.Tennyson.
(Dis`o*bey"), v. i. To refuse or neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.
He durst not know how to disobey.Sir P. Sidney.
(Dis`o*bey"er) n. One who disobeys.
1. The act of disobliging.
2. A disobliging act; an offense. [Obs.] Clarendon.
3. Release from obligation. Jer. Taylor.
(Dis*ob"li*ga*to*ry) a. Releasing from obligation. "Disobligatory power." Charles I.
(Dis`o*blige") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disobliged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disobliging.] [Pref. dis- +
oblige: cf. F. désobliger.]