Civil Disobedience Definition

Nonviolent opposition to a government policy or law by refusing to comply with it, on the grounds of conscience.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law

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.


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