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resistance

noun antagonism, assault, attack, battle, blocking, check, combat, confrontation, contention, contrariness, contravention, contumacy, counteraction, defiance, disobedience, fight, hindrance, immunity, insubordination, insurgence, insurrection, mutiny, noncompliance, nonconformance, obstinacy, obstruction, oppugnance, oppugnation, protest, rebellion, rebuff, recalcitrance, recusancy, refusal, reluctance, repugnance, repulsion, revolt, revolution, sedition, stand, strife, strike, struggle, unalterableness, unwillingness, unyieldingness, uprising, withstanding
See also: battle, conflict, contempt, contention, contest, contravention, defiance, deterrence, disadvantage, disapproval, dispute, fight, impediment, impugnation, mutiny, negation, opposition, protest, reaction, rebellion, rebuff, refusal, reluctance, revolt, struggle

RESISTANCE. The opposition of force to force.
     2. Resistance is either lawful or unlawful. 1. It is lawful to resist one who is in the act of committing a felony or other crime, or who maliciously endeavors to commit such felony or crime. See self defence. And a man may oppose force to force against one who endeavors to make an arrest, or to enter his house without lawful authority for the purpose; or, if in certain cases he abuse such authority, and do more than he was authorized to do; or if it turn out in the result he has no right to enter, then the party about to be imprisoned, or whose house is about to be illegally entered, may resist the illegal imprisonment or entry by self-defence, not using any dangerous weapons, and may escape, be rescued, or even break prison, and others may assist him in so doing. 5 Taunt. 765; 1 B. & Adol, 166; 1 East, P. C. 295; 5 East, 304; 1 Chit. Pr. 634. See Regular and Irregular Process.
     3.-2. Resistance is unlawful when the persons having a lawful authority to arrest, apprehend, or imprison, or otherwise to advance or execute the public justice of the country, either civil or criminal, and using the proper means for that purpose, are resisted in so doing; and if the party guilty of such resistance, or others assisting him, be killed in the struggle, such homicide is justifiable; while on the other hand, if the officer be killed, it will, at common law, be murder in those who resist. Fost. 270; 1 Hale, 457; 1 East, P. C. 305.

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The joint statement by the Palestinian resistance movements came after multiple car bomb explosions were carried out in the besieged Gaza Strip, targeting vehicles belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the resistance movement hailed Ayatollah Khamenei's speech to participants in the first International Conference of Muslim University Professors and Islamic Awakening, which was held in Tehran on December 10 and 11.
BEIRUT: Hezbollah's Arab Relations official Hasan Ezzeddine received Tuesday Egypt's Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdi, who said that Cairo deals with resistance movements in the region with "utmost respect.
Margaret got the job and that March joined Gubbins in Paris where he headed the mission set up to liaise with the resistance movements run by the Polish and Czech authorities in exile.
Hugo Chavez's rise to power in Venezuela and the social revolution that brought him to the presidency were in large part due to the people's resistance movements against the failure of neoliberal reforms.
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Wells, herself a radical, at times gun-toting activist at the turn-of the century, was not part of an organized political movement, which is why she and her autobiography are often overlooked i n critical studies of African American resistance movements.
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He reiterated that the issue of Palestine had always topped agenda of Iran's foreign policy, and said, "Iran has always had an established stance on the resistance movements in Palestine.