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satyagraha

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noun sa·tya·gra·ha \(ˌ)sə-ˈtyä-grə-hə, ˈsə-tyə-\

Definition of satyagraha

  1. :  pressure for social and political reform through friendly passive resistance practiced by M. K. Gandhi and his followers in India



Origin of satyagraha

New Sanskrit satyāgraha, from Sanskrit satya truth + āgraha persistence


First Known Use: 1920


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