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Disobedience

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Definition of the noun disobedience

What does disobedience mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: disobediences

  1. the failure to obey
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of disobedience: noncompliance
    • antonym of disobedience: obedience
    • more generic words: insubordination / rebelliousness = an insubordinate act
    • more specific words:
      • contempt = a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
      • contumacy = willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order
  2. the trait of being unwilling to obey

Alternative definition of the noun disobedience

noun

  1. Refusal to obey.

Specialised definition of the noun disobedience

Glossary of sports / equestrian

a term that covers several types of misbehavior, including deviating from the course, a refusal, run-out, and resistance

Film

"Disobedience" is a 2003 drama film directed by Licínio Azevedo.

  • also known as Desobediência
  • countries: Portugal, Mozambique
  • languages: Tswa Language, Portuguese Language
  • director: Licinio Azevedo
  • genre: Drama
  • released in (13 years ago)

Writings

  1. "Disobedience" is a book by Alice Notley.
    • also known as "Disobedience (Penguin Poets)"
    • genre: Poetry
  2. "Disobedience" is an award-winning book by Naomi Alderman.
    • award: - Orange Broadband Award for New Writers winners, received by Naomi Alderman

Music

"Disobedience" is a composition.

Group

Disobedience is a musical group.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Disobedience

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Google previewThe Tangled Bank (2008)

Toward an Ecotheological Ethics of Responsible Participation by Michael S. Hogue

What the Christian theological traditions add to the universal evidence of disobedience is the idea that it is not simply about the breaking of rules but about the total moral character of agents. Theological insight into the root causes of ...

Google previewPOLITICAL THEORY (2010)

IDEAS AND CONCEPTS by SUSHILA RAMASWAMY

Civil disobedience is a concept that may not be distinctly modern in political theory, but what makes it unique to the contemporary times is the context in which it has evolved. History in pre-modern times has examples of civil disobedients like ...

Google previewThe Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century (2008)

by Douglas Allen

The right to civil disobedience is a moral right and has important im— plications for the legal system. A just constitution ought to recognize the right to civil disobedience either explicitly in writing or at least in the way it is interpreted by judges ...

Google previewSpirit, Water, and Blood: The Marriage Covenant of the Lamb

by Lora Wise

Help us to understand that willful disobedience is a denial of You and Your Lordship over our lives. Help us to see that if we ...

Google previewRadicalism (2012)

A Philosophical Study by P. McLaughlin

So, nonviolent civil disobedience is the hypothetical means by which we can ...

Google previewDissent (2015)

The History of an American Idea by Ralph Young

But civil disobedience means that when you break an unjust law, when you refuse to be part of the injustice, you must be ready to pay the consequences. And by paying the consequences, by going to prison, you force the system to change.

Google previewEsther and the Politics of Negotiation (2013)

Public and Private Spaces and the Figure of the Female Royal Counselor by Rebecca S, Hancock, Rebecca S. Hancock

But, as Sandra Berg amply demonstrates, the motif of obedience and disobedience is a significant theme throughout the book of Esther, and the motif is not confined to the characterization of Esther alone.[36] If we look at the story a bit more ...

Google previewMaking the News (2003)

A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits by Jason Salzman

Civil disobedience is a respected tool that activists use when they feel they must break the law — and when they are prepared to pay the possible consequences of jail time, fines, personal injury, and community disrepute. It also gets attention.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (2017)

by Fathali M. Moghaddam

's defense of civil disobedience against racial segregation. Coercion is harder to reconcile with communication, though, if it constitutes an attempt to impose a political outcome without ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002)

by David Levinson

Q CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE The term civil disobedience refers to a deliberate offense against authority committed openly to protest an unjust, arbitrary, cruel, pointless or immoral law or policy of the government.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Law (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

civil disobedience For more information Federal Civil Judicial Procedure and Rules (2000). Reppy, Alison. Introduction to Civil Procedure: Actions and Pleading at Common Law. Buffalo, N.Y.: Dennis, 1954. Danton Asher Berube Yale ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice (2014)

by Sherwood Thompson

Organization, Training, and Practice As nonviolent civil disobedience has become increasingly popular, so, too, has it become more systematically developed and widely and formally spread. In many democracies, acts of nonviolent civil ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Thought (2001)

by Garrett Ward Sheldon

civil disobedience Further Readings Holmes, S. Benjamin Constant and the Making of Modern Liberalism. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984. Machiavelli, N. The Discourses, B. Crick, ed. Harmondsworth, Eng.: Penguin Books ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics (2014)

by Bruce A. Arrigo

Integritybased civil disobedience involves citizens engagingin protest towardalaw or policy they feelis immoral.Justicebased civil disobedience involvesthe disobeyingoflaws toobtain a denied right. Policybased civil disobedience involves ...

Google previewThe Anti-Capitalist Dictionary (2006)

Movements, Histories, and Motivations by David E. Lowes

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE is a strategy or act that involves the refusal to obey or the deliberate breaking of...

In order to maintain the moral high ground, civil disobedience is strictly nonviolent and, with the exception of the ...

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Railroad Disobedience

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Voting for the right is doing nothing for it. (Henry David Thoreau)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1O1B3E1D2I1E1N1C3E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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