I have a high school friend. Yesterday her dad told her to not talk to me. Today she is talking to me. If I want to tell her that she is going against what her father said, what is it called? Is she going against the "rule"? I thought of "rule" but that doesn't seem right because it was not a rule but her father simply told her to not talk to me. What would you say she is going against what?

  • It is right, because she's breaking her father's rule. Or going against his instructions / orders, if you like that better. Jul 3 at 14:53
  • "You're going against your father's wishes."
    – gotube
    Jul 4 at 7:44

You would say to her, "You are disobeying your father." She is being disobedient.

  • It is not very clear what your question is. Could you be more specific?
    – fev
    Jul 3 at 15:27
  • What you say is true but the OP wanted specifically some equivalent of the word rule although in fact that is the correct word.
    – mdewey
    Jul 3 at 15:43

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