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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A Stop the War Coalition spokesman said that if the war goes ahead, there will be "civil disobedience on an unprecedented scale".
The term 'civil disobedience' appears to have been coined by the American naturalist and social critic Henry David Thoreau (1817-62) who thought that one should not obey an immoral law.
Principled civil disobedience isn't for everyone, but like the occasional referendum, it can sometimes cut through litigation and partisan backbiting that cloud or asphyxiate public conversation.
His nonprofit organization, which tracks activities by animal rights and environmental groups, makes no' distinction between nonviolent civil disobedience and property destruction, says Arnold.
Therefore, it became difficult for the police department to anticipate the number and identities of participants in trespass and civil disobedience incidents prior to the actual events.
The Oregon Supreme Court recently upheld a punitive damage award for trespass stemming from an environmental protest.(2) Although the law currently permits punitive damages for trespass, this Note argues that an instruction that allows the jury to consider motives and beliefs in assessing punitive damages for civil disobedience violates both the United States and Oregon Constitutions.
Civil disobedience has always to be distinguished from a broader resistance to the established order.
"The civil disobedience which impressively succeeded is a remarkable sign within a path that will continue until the power is handed to civilians based on the declaration of freedom and change that we agreed on," the DFCF tweeted on Tuesday.
The call to civil disobedience comes as several opposition leaders were arrested by security forces following an overnight raid in the capital on Saturday.
(TAP)- Nine pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have been found guilty of public nuisance charges for their role in a civil disobedience movement that called for free elections in the city.
Summary: As it happens, there is a more precise alternative to resistance that is rarely mentioned nowadays: civil disobedience.
In each case, the "civil" in civil disobedience has been conflated with civility, as in politeness or general respectability.

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