Simple Definition of civil disobedience
: refusal to obey laws as a way of forcing the government to do or change something
Full Definition of civil disobedience
: refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government
Examples of civil disobedience in a sentence
In an act of civil disobedience, the family sent its tax money to an antiwar organization.
A student organization is encouraging civil disobedience as a way to get the university to change its policies.
First Known Use of civil disobedience
Legal Definition of civil disobedience
: refusal to obey governmental demands or commands esp. as a nonviolent and usu. collective means of forcing concessions from the government
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