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The policy of nonviolent resistance developed by Mahatma Gandhi as a means of pressing for political reform in South Africa and India.
1. (Historical Terms) the policy of nonviolent resistance adopted by Mahatma Gandhi from about 1919 to oppose British rule in India
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any movement of nonviolent resistance
[via Hindi from Sanskrit, literally: insistence on truth, from satya truth + agraha fervour]
Sat•ya•gra•ha(ˈsʌt yəˌgrʌ hə, sətˈyɑ grə-)
n. (sometimes l.c.)
the policy of passive resistance adopted in India by Mohandas Gandhi in 1919.
[1915–20; < Hindi, = Skt satya truth + āgraha persistence]
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|Noun||1.||Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms|