Definition of civil disobedience noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

civil disobedience

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable] Protest
 
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refusal by a large group of people to obey particular laws or pay taxes, usually as a form of peaceful political protest Wordfindercivil disobedience, demonstrate, hunger strike, march, occupy, placard, protest, riot, sabotage, uprising See related entries: Protest
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