noun Date: 15th century refusal or neglect to obey

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  • Disobedience — Dis o*be di*ence, n. Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition. [1913 Webster] He is undutiful to him other actions, and lives in open disobedience. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disobedience — index anarchy, bad faith, breach, contempt (disobedience to the court), defiance, disloyalty, disregard (lack of respect) …   Law dictionary

  • disobedience — c.1400, from O.Fr. desobedience, from V.L. *disobedientia (replacing L. inobedientia) from L. dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + obedientia (see OBEDIENCE (Cf. obedience)). The English word replaced earlier desobeissance in this sense, and inobedience (c …   Etymology dictionary

  • disobedience — [n] misbehavior; noncompliance with rules defiance, dereliction, disregard, indiscipline, infraction, infringement, insubmission, insubordination, insurgence, intractableness, mutiny, neglect, nonobservance, perversity, rebellion, recalcitrance,… …   New thesaurus

  • disobedience — [dis΄ō bē′dē əns, dis΄ə bē′dē əns] n. [ME < OFr desobedience: see DIS & OBEDIENCE] refusal to obey; failure to follow rules, commands, etc.; insubordination …   English World dictionary

  • disobedience — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ civil ▪ He called for a campaign of civil disobedience. ▪ the threat of mass civil disobedience ▪ wilful/willful VERB + DISOBEDIENCE ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • disobedience — n. 1) willful disobedience 2) civil disobedience 3) disobedience to (disobedience to orders) * * * [ˌdɪsə biːdjəns] civil disobedience willful disobedience disobedience to (disobedience to orders) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Disobedience — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disobedience >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disobedience disobedience insubordination contumacy Sgm: N 1 infraction infraction infringement Sgm: N 1 violation violation noncompliance Sgm: N 1 nonobservance nonobservance …   English dictionary for students

  • disobedience — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Refusal to obey Nouns 1. disobedience, insubordination, contumacy; infraction, infringement; naughtiness; violation, noncompliance; recusancy; nonobservance. Slang, behavishness, orneriness. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • disobedience — [[t]dɪ̱səbi͟ːdiəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT Disobedience is deliberately not doing what someone tells you to do, or what a rule or law says that you should do …   English dictionary

  • disobedience — See civil disobedience civil disorder …   Black's law dictionary

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