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Definition of Civil disobedience

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refusal to obey laws for personal or moral reasons, non-violent protest
Civil disobedience Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. 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"
(hypernym) direct action
(hyponym) sit-in
Civil disobedience Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Law Dictionary
Refusal to obey government demands or commands, especiallyas a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from thegovernment.
Civil disobedience Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is a symbolic or ritualistic violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance.

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