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civil disobedience

noun [U] uk   us  
the act by a group of people of refusing to obey laws or pay taxes, as a peaceful way of expressing their disapproval of those laws or taxes and in order to persuade the government to change them: Gandhi and Martin Luther King both led campaigns of civil disobedience to try to persuade the authorities to change their policies.
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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