Definition of obtemper in English:

obtemper

verb

Scottish Scots Law
  • with object To obey, comply with, yield to, or submit to; specifically to obey (a judgment, court order, legal decree, etc.).

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Middle French, French obtempérer to obey, submit to from classical Latin obtemperāre to be submissive to, to obey, in post-classical Latin also to temper, restrain from ob- + temperāre.

Pronunciation

obtemper

/əbˈtɛmpə/ /ɒbˈtɛmpə/