- to refuse to obey an order
- to refuse to obey
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
DISOBEY, v.t. To celebrate with an appropriate ceremony the maturity
of a command.
His right to govern me is clear as day,
My duty manifest to disobey;
And if that fit observance e'er I shut
May I and duty be alike undone.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Dis`o*bey" (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Disobeyed (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Disobeying.] [F. désobéir;
pref. dés- (L. dis-) + obéir. 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.
Not to disobey her lord's behest.
Dis`o*bey", v. i. To refuse or
neglect to obey; to violate commands; to be disobedient.
He durst not know how to disobey.
Sir P. Sidney.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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