Disobeying
Disobey Dis`o*bey", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disobeyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disobeying}.] [F. d['e]sob['e]ir; pref. d['e]s- (L. dis-) + ob['e]ir. 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. [1913 Webster]

Not to disobey her lord's behest. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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