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- noun Refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance.
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- noun A form of
social protest, involving the active but non-violent refusalto obey certain laws, demands, or commands of an established authority, because they are considered to be morally wrongor detrimental.
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- noun a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
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