civil disobedience


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civil disobedience

n.
Refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance.

civil disobedience

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a refusal to obey laws, pay taxes, etc: a nonviolent means of protesting or of attempting to achieve political goals

civ′il disobe′dience


n.
the refusal to obey certain governmental laws or demands in order to influence legislation or policy, characterized by nonviolent methods as nonpayment of taxes and boycotting.

civil disobedience


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A policy of non-violent non-cooperation initially propagated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 as a means to independence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.civil disobedience - a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)civil disobedience - 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"
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
sit-in - a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move
protest march - occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
Translations
عِصْيان مَدَني
občanská neposlušnost
borgerlig ulydighed
polgári engedetlenség
občianska neposlušnosť
toplu direnme

civil disobedience

nresistenza passiva

civil

(ˈsivl) adjective
1. polite, courteous.
2. of the state or community. civil rights.
3. ordinary; not military or religious. civil life.
4. concerned with law cases which are not criminal.
civilian (siˈviljən) noun
a person who has a civil job, not in the armed forces.
civility (siˈviləti) noun
politeness. Treat strangers with civility.
ˈcivilly adverb
politely.
ˌcivil deˈfence noun
(American civil defense) the organization responsible for protection of civilians from enemy bombing etc and for rescue operations after such attacks.
ˌcivil disoˈbedience noun
a refusal by a large number of people to pay taxes or obey certain laws in a nonviolent way in order to protest against the government, its policies etc.
civil engineerengineercivil liberties/rights
the rights of a citizen according to the law of the country.
civil servant
a member of the civil service.
civil service
the organization which runs the administration of a state.
civil war
(a) war between citizens of the same state. the American Civil War.
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Civil disobedience was chosen by the Sierra Club in the US to dramatically demonstrate the urgency of acting now.
The Friday preacher of the sit-in north of the city of Ramadi, Sheikh Mustafa Karbouli announced the implementation of civil disobedience on Monday.
Professor Mirjana Najceska said that civil disobedience is called for when people consider that the institutions are not doing their job.
It's time for civil disobedience,' the Suba South MP said.
In a statement, he said that political parties never provoked the people for civil disobedience against the elected government.
But could I, would I, participate in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the government's nuclear policy?
Second, the claim that "people of faith" have provided a check on the intrusive power of government by the moral guidance of churches and synagogues leading the way with civil disobedience is mistaken.
A civil disobedience, the group said, should be gradual and citizens would show authorities they refuse to obey.
Civil disobedience can undermine that professional standing--anything we do that erodes it is unhelpful to our cause.
Walden, Civil Disobedience, Life Without Principle, Slavery in Massachusetts, and A Plea for Captain John Brown are included in their entirety.
We think the call for civil disobedience and non-payment of utility bills is equal to destroying the national economy," they said.
Aristotle and black drama; a theater of civil disobedience.

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