act of civil disobedience

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  • civil disobedience — noun a group s refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination) Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience • Hypernyms: ↑direct action • Hyponyms: ↑sit in, ↑protest march * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • civil disobedience — civil dis·obe·di·ence n: refusal to obey governmental demands or commands esp. as a nonviolent and usu. collective means of forcing concessions from the government Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. civil disobedience …   Law dictionary

  • Civil disobedience — For other uses, see Civil disobedience (disambiguation). Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a figure known worldwide for advocating non violent civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and …   Wikipedia

  • Civil Disobedience (Thoreau) — Henry David Thoreau …   Wikipedia

  • civil disobedience — 1. the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes. Cf.… …   Universalium

  • civil disobedience —    The deliberate act of law breaking either because of disapproval of a particular statute or to direct attention to the overall injustice suffered by particular individuals or groups. Such law breaking is designed to promote justice. It has a… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • riots and civil disobedience —    Civil disobedience occurs when a person or group feels morally compelled to publicly break the law, usually without using violence, and is prepared to face the full consequences of the legal system. It is considered justifiable if the law is… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Civil rights movement — See also: Protests of 1968 and African American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) The civil rights movement was a worldwide political movement for equality before the law occurring between approximately 1950 and 1980. In many situations it… …   Wikipedia

  • disobedience — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ civil ▪ He called for a campaign of civil disobedience. ▪ the threat of mass civil disobedience ▪ wilful/willful VERB + DISOBEDIENCE ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • civil — civilness, n. /siv euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or consisting of citizens: civil life; civil society. 2. of the commonwealth or state: civil affairs. 3. of citizens in their ordinary capacity, or of the ordinary life and affairs of citizens …   Universalium

  • Civil Allegiance — • The duty of loyalty and obedience which a person owes to the State of which he is a citizen Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Civil Allegiance     Civil Allegiance      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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