passive resistance


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passive resistance

n.
Noncooperation or noncompliance with the laws or directives of an authority, particularly of a government or occupying power, as a form of protest against injustice.

passive resister n.

passive resistance

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) resistance to a government, law, etc, made without violence, as by fasting, demonstrating peacefully, or refusing to cooperate

pas′sive resist′ance


n.
opposition to a government or to specific laws by the use of noncooperation or other nonviolent methods.
[1880–85]
pas′sive resist′er, n.
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Noun1.passive resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperatepassive resistance - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms
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As to which quantity there was a perpetual fight going on between the master and his form--the latter insisting, and enforcing by passive resistance, that it was the prescribed quantity of Homer for a shell lesson; the former, that there was no fixed quantity, but that they must always be ready to go on to fifty or sixty lines if there were time within the hour.
Through negotiation, passive resistance, and selective integration, Red Cloud worked to defend his people s interests in the face of change.
1914 INDIAN philosopher and nationalist leader Gandhi left South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of passive resistance.
A police panel found PC Peter Edwards displayed passive resistance and became verbally aggressive towards the officers from South Wales Police last December.
Removing his shoes, the top US diplomat visited Gandhi's simple home which became the focus of his movement of passive resistance.
Passive resistance or tacit acquiescence aren't enough to communicate consent.
The combination that has not been attempted, and would probably be more effective than all the recent diplomatic duds, would include using the force of international law and conventions with the dynamism of popular actions, such as nonviolent passive resistance and international sanctions and boycotts, backed up by the deterrent power of military resistance means.
The combination that has not been attempted, and would probably be more effective than all the recent diplomatic duds, would include the legitimating force of international law and conventions with the dynamism of popular actions, like non-violent passive resistance and international sanctions and boycotts, backed up by the deterrent power of military resistance.
But of course we might also employ even more extreme measures, which may include variants of passive resistance, an absolute refusal to cooperate in any manner.
Even according to official version, only a quarter of voters have turned out in Jammu & Kashmir in the five-week election, in a show of passive resistance to rule from New Delhi and concern over a likely victory by Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
With China intensifying its political and economic influence in Asia, with the tacit support of some nations and with passive resistance from others, US President Barack Obama's official visit to key Asian countries, which starts on Wednesday, will determine the index of his country's influence in the region.