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 and Etymology of satyagraha

New Sanskrit satyāgraha, from Sanskrit satya truth + āgraha persistence


First Known Use: 1920


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