dhar·na (därnə, dûr-) also dhur·na (dûrnə)
A hunger strike in which an aggrieved person or party sits down and refuses to move from a place associated with the party believed to be the source of the grievance, especially the entrance to a building or the door of a residence.
[Hindi dharnā, from Prakrit dharaṇa, from Sanskrit dharaṇam, act of supporting, stay; see dher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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