automatic obedience

automatic obedience

In catatonia, an exaggerated attempt to cooperate with a request or a command made by another person.
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Physical and mental status examinations can help characterize the type and severity of motoric and behavioral symptoms, such as rigidity, waxy flexibility, negativism, automatic obedience, ambitendency, and perseveration.
Besides, how could anyone, Christian or otherwise, in or out of the military, promise automatic obedience to each and every future command?
William Carson is a World War II veteran who believes he understands the "darkling plain" of war, and he tirelessly drills military history and automatic obedience into his students, just as he taught his sons, Joshua and Andrew.

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