satyagraha

noun
sa·​tya·​gra·​ha | \ (ˌ)sə-ˈtyä-grə-hə How to pronounce satyagraha (audio) , ˈsə-tyə-\

Definition of satyagraha

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

First Known Use of satyagraha

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for satyagraha

New Sanskrit satyāgraha, from Sanskrit satya truth + āgraha persistence

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