lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression.

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French desobedience, equivalent to des- dis-1 + obedience obedience

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disobedience (ˌdɪsəˈbiːdɪəns)
lack of obedience

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Word Origin & History

c.1400, from O.Fr. desobedience, from a V.L. word (replacing L. inobedientia) from L. dis- (see dis-) + obedientia (see obedience). The English word replaced earlier desobeissance in this sense.
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Example sentences
In fact people were willing to engage in civil disobedience to get through
  police lines and get to their property.
Civil disobedience, however perilous, is enshrined in places that take liberty
But the telephone began to be accepted through popular disobedience.
But without the ability to coordinate their efforts via cellphones, acts of
  civil disobedience never crystallized.
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