civil disobedience definition

  • noun:
    • Refusal to obey civil legislation in an effort to cause improvement in governmental plan or legislation, described as the utilization of passive resistance or any other nonviolent means.
    • Refusal to follow municipal regulations in an effort to cause change in governmental plan or legislation, described as using passive weight or other nonviolent means.
    • a type of personal protest, involving the energetic but non-violent refusal to obey specific laws, needs, or commands of a recognised expert, because they're regarded as morally incorrect or detrimental.
    • A form of social protest, involving the active but non-violent refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of an established authority, because they are considered to be morally wrong or detrimental.
    • friends's refusal to obey a law since they think what the law states is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
    • friends's refusal to obey a law since they believe regulations is immoral (as with protest against discrimination)

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