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It praises law and order while reserving the right to disobey the law and overturn the political order through violence.

Service members who violate that ban can face court-martial for disobeying a lawful order or regulation, or for other offenses related to their extremist activity, such as making false statements to superiors.

If the business or organization continues to willfully disobey the health orders like many in Carlsbad are, an officer is supposed to create a report that is sent to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office for review and further action.

She says that Americans must be prepared to “disobey the court” if it makes decisions that are not just.

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As Martin Luther King said, if the rulings of the court are not just, we have a duty to disobey them—and we will simply disobey the court.

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These members vow to protect the constitution but also to disobey any governmental orders that they deem “unconstitutional.”

They never wanted to provoke, disobey, or be activists of any sort.

“I managed to disobey, and fortunately the officers got distracted,” he adds.

They are badly paid, badly trained, and threatened with early retirement or a court-martial if they disobey orders, says Mahfouz.

That privates should obey, and that they should be smartly punished if they disobey, this one can understand very well.

A strong motive might induce her to disobey, but the disobedience in that case would be open.

He said that he meant to disobey them; that the emergency, he believed, justified disobedience.

When his back was turned they grumbled at him savagely, threatening to disobey, resolving to quit.

Probably he did not exactly understand the situation or he would hardly have encouraged a young girl to disobey her parents.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disobey, such as: contravene, defy, evade, flout, ignore, and infringe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.