Meaning of “civil disobedience” in the English Dictionary

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"civil disobedience" in British English

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civil disobediencenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsɪv.əl dɪs.əˈbiː.di.əns/ us /ˌsɪv.əl dɪs.əˈbiː.di.əns/

(Definition of “civil disobedience” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"civil disobedience" in American English

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civil disobediencenoun [ 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.

(Definition of “civil disobedience” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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