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direct action

noun
1.
any action seeking to achieve an immediate or direct result, especially an action against an established authority or powerful institution, as a strike or picketing.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
Related forms
direct actionist, noun
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direct action

noun
1.
action such as strikes or civil disobedience, employed by organized labour or other groups to obtain demands from an employer, government, etc
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