[ suht-yuh-gruh-huh, suh t-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.

Origin of Satyagraha

1915–20; < Hindi, equivalent to Sanskrit satya truth + āgraha strong attachment, persistence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for satyagraha

/ (ˈsɔːtjɑːɡrɔːhɑː) /


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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