Satyagraha meaning

sə-tyägrə-hə, sŭtyə-grŭhə
The policy of nonviolent resistance developed by Mahatma Gandhi as a means of pressing for political reform in South Africa and India.
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The doctrine of Mohandas Gandhi, emphasizing passive resistance and noncooperation.
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The policy of nonviolent resistance as used by Mahatma Gandhi during the struggle for Indian independence.
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Origin of satyagraha

  • Sanskrit satyāgrahaḥ satyam truth (from sat-, sant- existing, true es- in Indo-European roots) āgrahaḥ determination, insistence (ā- to) (grahaḥ act of seizing) (from gṛhṇāti he seizes ghrebh-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sanskrit सत्याग्रह (satyāgraha), from [script?] (satya, “truth") + [script?] (āgraha, “pertinacity").

    From Wiktionary