Obduration to Objective
(Ob"du*ra"tion) n. [L. obduratio.] A hardening of the heart; hardness of heart. [Obs.]
(Ob*dure") v. t. To harden. [Obs.] Milton.
(Ob*dure" Ob*dured") a. Obdurate; hard. [Obs.]
This saw his hapless foes, but stood obdured.Milton.
(Ob*dure"ness), n., Obduredness
(Ob*dur"ed*ness) n. Hardness. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Ob"e) n. See Obi.
(O*be"ah) n. Same as Obi. a. Of or pertaining to obi; as, the obeah man. B. Edwards.
(O*be"di*ble) a. Obedient. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(O*be"di*ence) n. [F. obédience, L. obedientia, oboedientia. See Obedient, and cf. Obeisance.]
1. The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection
to rightful restraint or control.
Government must compel the obedience of individuals.Ames.
2. Words or actions denoting submission to authority; dutifulness. Shak.
3. (Eccl.) (a) A following; a body of adherents; as, the Roman Catholic obedience, or the whole body
of persons who submit to the authority of the pope. (b) A cell (or offshoot of a larger monastery) governed
by a prior. (c) One of the three monastic vows. Shipley. (d) The written precept of a superior in a
religious order or congregation to a subject.
Canonical obedience. See under Canonical. Passive obedience. See under Passive.
(O*be`di*en"ci*a*ry) n. One yielding obedience. [Obs.] Foxe.
(O*be"di*ent) a. [OF. obedient, L. obediens, oboediens, -entis. p. pr. of obedire, oboedire,
to obey. See Obey.] Subject in will or act to authority; willing to obey; submissive to restraint, control, or
And floating straight, obedient to the stream.Shak.
The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,Pope.
With due observance, wait the chief's command.
Syn. Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.
(O*be`di*en"tial) a. [Cf. F. obédientiel.] According to the rule of obedience. [R.]
An obediental subjection to the Lord of Nature.Sir M. Hale.
(O*be"di*ent*ly) adv. In an obedient manner; with obedience.
(O*bei"sance) n. [F. obéissance obedience, fr. obéissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience,
1. Obedience. [Obs.] Chaucer.