passive resister

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passive resistance

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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Noun1.passive resister - a reformer who believes in passive resistance
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
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In between are the usual suspects: Becket, the peasants revolt, the Pilgrimage of Grace, Peterloo, the Chartists, Suffragettes, the 'Angry Brigade" and Greenham Women but no English Martyrs, 'Seven Bishops' or Edwardian 'passive resisters'.
Bosses remember and punish those who they see as passive resisters or quietly defiant.
The judge sentenced her to perform 75 hours of community service work, which she elected to fulfill by providing non-violence training to the local RCMP so they don't injure passive resisters at future protests.