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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does civil disobedience mean? 

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (noun)
  The noun CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE has 1 sense:

1. a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)

  Familiarity information: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE (noun)


Sense 1civil disobedience [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience

Hypernyms ("civil disobedience" is a kind of...):

direct action (a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "civil disobedience"):

sit-in (a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move)

protest march (occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license)


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