Definition of obediential in US English:

obediential

adjective

  • 1Of, relating to, or characterized by obedience, especially to God or the Church.

  • 2Scottish Law. Of an obligation: arising by operation of law rather than out of a contract.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Irland (c1440–1495), theologian. From post-classical Latin obedientialis, adjective and noun from classical Latin oboedientia + -ālis.

Pronunciation

obediential

/ə(ʊ)ˌbiːdɪˈɛnʃl/