HyperDic: direct_action

English > 1 sense of the expression direct action:
NOUNactdirect actiona protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
English > direct action: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands.
Narrowercivil disobedienceA group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
job actionA temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
passive resistance, nonviolent resistance, nonviolencepeaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing / refusing to cooperate
recusancyrefusal to submit to established authority
Broaderprotest, objection, dissentThe act of protesting

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