Definition of passive resistance in English:

passive resistance

Line breaks: pas|sive re|sist|ance

noun

[mass noun]
  • Non-violent opposition to authority, especially a refusal to cooperate with legal requirements: they called for protest in the form of passive resistance
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    • Hostility toward the dominant group may take many forms, ranging form non-violent passive resistance to apolitical crime and politically inspired guerrilla warfare.
    • During the struggle for independence, he realised the significance of women in the non-violent and passive resistance movement against the British rule.
    • I doubt if the media will mention September 11 1906, when Mahatma Gandhi initiated non-violent, passive resistance as a means of social reform.

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