The refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines, as a peaceful form of political protest.
More example sentences
- They vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful protest and civil disobedience every day until the bombing stops.
- Delegates called for a campaign of mass civil disobedience, strikes and direct action to stop the war.
- We have been using direct action and civil disobedience against the war and the army.
Definition of civil disobedience in:
- The British & World English dictionary