KJV Dictionary Definition: disobedience


DISOBEDIENCE, n. dis and obedience.

1. Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition; the omission of that which is commanded to be done, or the doing of that which is forbid; breach of duty prescribed by authority.

By one mans disobedience, many were made sinners. Romans 5.

2. Non-compliance.

This disobedience of the moon.



1. Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; as children disobedient to parents; citizens disobedient to the laws.

I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. Acts 26.

2. Not yielding to exciting force or power.

Medicines used unnecessarily contribute to shorten life, by sooner rendering peculiar parts of the system disobedient to stimuli.