Definition of civil disobedience in English:

civil disobedience

Line breaks: civil dis|obedi¦ence


[mass noun]
The refusal to comply with certain laws considered unjust, 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.

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