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  • 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.

Israfel Brown

- 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.
Tennyson.

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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