1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(Latin: ob, near; audio, hear)
Submission to the will or law of one who exercises authority; to the Will or law of God, to the laws of the Church; to a lawfully constitutes superior, civilor religious. With poverty and chastity it is one of the chief counsels of Christ. It may be practised by persons living outside a religious community in regard to spiritual directors. Usually it is the subject of a vow in a religious order or congregation. It implies exterior performance of a command, and, as far as possible, interior also.
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Entry for 'Obedience'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/o/obedience.html. 1910.