Willful Disobedience Law and Legal Definition
Willful disobedience is the intentional disobedience by a free agent who knows what he is doing, although not necessarily acting with malice or evil intent.
The following is an example of a case law referring to willful disobedience:
A willful disobedience by a servant of his master's order is an intentional disobedience, that is, the thing done or omitted to be done was done or omitted intentionally, but it does not necessarily imply any evil intent on the part of the servant or malice toward his master. [May v. New York Motion Picture Corp., 45 Cal. App. 396 (Cal. App. 1920)].