HyperDic: civil_disobedience

English > 1 sense of the expression civil disobedience:
NOUNactcivil disobediencea group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
English > civil disobedience: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination).
Example"Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience"
Narrowerprotest marchOccasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license
sit-inA form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse / refuse to move
Broaderdirect actionA protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
Spanishdesobediencia civil

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