The definition of civil disobedience refers to the practice of breaking laws, usually in a non-violent way, as part of a protest because the laws are believed to be unfair or a violation of fundamental and inalienable human rights.
An example of civil disobedience is when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus where African Americans were supposed to sit prior to the civil rights movement.
nonviolent opposition to a government policy or law by refusing to comply with it, on the grounds of conscience
Refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance.
civil disobedience - Legal Definition
The deliberate, public, and usually nonviolent breaking of a law in order to call attention to the unfairness or undesirability of a statute (usually the one that is broken) or some governmental policy, and to influence public opinion concerning the same.