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civil disobedience

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈsɪv·əl ˌdɪs·oʊˈbi·di·əns/
politics & government the refusal of citizens to obey certain laws or pay taxes as a peaceful way to express disapproval of those laws or taxes: [U] Campaigns of civil disobedience forced an end to segregation.
Translations of “civil disobedience”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非暴力反抗, 不合作主義…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非暴力反抗, 不合作主义…
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