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Definition of Civil disobedience

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refusal to obey laws for personal or moral reasons, non-violent protest
Civil disobedience Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination); "Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience"
(hypernym) direct action
(hyponym) sit-in
Civil disobedience Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Refusal to obey government demands or commands, especiallyas a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from thegovernment.
Civil disobedience Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is commonly, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance. It is one form of civil resistance. In one view (in India, known as ahimsa or satyagraha) it could be said that it is compassion in the form of respectful disagreement.

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