civil disobedience

Definition of "civil disobedience"
  1. The act of intentionally not adhering to government rulings or regulations, often carried out in a peaceful group setting, as a strategy to pressure governing bodies into making changes or providing certain benefits
How to use "civil disobedience" in a sentence
  1. A group of protesters practiced civil disobedience by peacefully refusing to leave the park until zoning changes they demanded were put in place.
  2. The citizens engaged in civil disobedience by not paying their taxes to send a message against the new financial laws they believed were oppressive.
  3. The sit-in, a common form of civil disobedience, was used to protest segregation policies.

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