[ suht-yuh-gruh-huh, suht-yah-gruh- ]
/ ˈsʌt yəˌgrʌ hə, sətˈyɑ grə- /
noun (sometimes lowercase)
(in India) the policy of passive resistance inaugurated by Mohandas Gandhi in 1919 as a method of gaining political and social reforms.
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Origin of Satyagraha
1915–20; <Hindi, equivalent to Sanskrit satya truth + āgraha strong attachment, persistence
Words nearby Satyagraha
, Satya Yuga
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How to use Satyagraha in a sentence
"Yes, diet is important in the Satyagraha movement-as everywhere else," he said with a chuckle.
Those who want to save themselves the trouble of preparing this powder may get their supply from the Satyagraha Ashram, Ahmedabad.
How do you consider conditions have altered since the Satyagraha movement of last year?
He lists and discusses 13 steps in the development of a campaign of Satyagraha, pp. 5-43.
British Dictionary definitions for Satyagraha
the policy of nonviolent resistance adopted by Mahatma Gandhi from about 1919 to oppose British rule in India
any movement of nonviolent resistance
Word Origin for satyagraha
via Hindi from Sanskrit, literally: insistence on truth, from satya truth + agraha fervour
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