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 command.

And floating straight, obedient to the stream.

The chief his orders gives; the obedient band,
With due observance, wait the chief's command.

Syn. -- Dutiful; respectful; compliant; submissive.