Noncooperation or noncompliance with the laws or directives of an authority, particularly of a government or occupying power, as a form of protest against injustice.
Opposition to a government or occupying power by refusal to comply with orders, or by such nonviolent acts as voluntary fasting or public demonstrations.
Passive-resistance Sentence Examples
Thereupon the power of church and state enforced by positive enactments the passive resistance of old institutions to the novel theories.
And the passive resistance of those who refused to conform at length gave rise to active opposition.
A period followed of arbitrary government on the one hand and of stubborn passive resistance on the other.
But though he was thus able to carry the first reading of the new constitution by 227 to 93 votes, he was faced by the passive resistance of the great majority of Croats and Slovenes, who regarded with suspicion his " Great Serbian " and centralizing aims. It is significant that Protic, hitherto Pasic's most intimate associate, withdrew from the Radical party and from Parliament rather than sanction a constitution so inimical to provincial interests: while Trumbic, the foremost advocate of full national unity, recorded his vote against it.
The captured passes were therefore fortified (as Feng-hwang-cheng had been) for passive resistance.