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civil disobedience

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

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The first known use of civil disobedience was in 1866

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“Civil disobedience.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/civil%20disobedience. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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