Definition of leaderless resistance in English:

leaderless resistance

noun

  • Dissent or resistance by small, independent cells of political activists or paramilitaries which, in order to evade detection or infiltration, are under no central control; the use of such cells as a strategy in espionage, insurgency, etc.

Origin

1950s. From leaderless + resistance.

Pronunciation

leaderless resistance

/ˌliːdələs rɪˈzɪst(ə)ns/