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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.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) resistance to a government, law, etc, made without violence, as by fasting, demonstrating peacefully, or refusing to cooperate
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opposition to a government or to specific laws by the use of noncooperation or other nonviolent methods.
pas′sive resist′er, n.
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|Noun||1.||passive 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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