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civil disobedience

noun

Simple Definition of civil disobedience

  • : refusal to obey laws as a way of forcing the government to do or change something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of civil disobedience

  1. :  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

  1. In an act of civil disobedience, the family sent its tax money to an antiwar organization.

  2. A student organization is encouraging civil disobedience as a way to get the university to change its policies.



1866

First Known Use of civil disobedience

1866


Law Dictionary

civil disobedience

noun civil dis·obe·di·ence

Legal Definition of civil disobedience

  1. :  refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government




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