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From the Latin oboedientia, which means obedience. The Obedience is the ruling body above the individual Lodges. If, as we have said, the Lodge is sovereign, you might wonder why it must be obedient. Isn’t that inconsistent? In reality, the Lodge is sovereign in its local management and decisions, but it is under the control of Obedience as far as Masonic law is concerned.Let us take an example: if a Member of the Lodge commits an offence, he can be excluded by the Grand Lodge (the Obedience), but his Lodge must ratify the decision. There are very rare instances where the Obedience dictates its law to the Worshipful Master of a Lodge. This is usually when the members of the Workshop need to be backed up, or if the Lodge endangers the Obedience with actions that are reprehensible under the constitutions or general regulations. The authority of the upper reaches of the Obedience is not only there to act as a policeman. It is there to provide a framework and a structure for the members of the Lodge.