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passive resistance


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Resistance by nonviolent methods to a government, an occupying power, or specific laws, as refusing to comply, demonstrating in protest, or fasting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate


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