from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.
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- n. The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
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