noun neu·tral·i·ty \nü-ˈtra-lə-tē, nyü-\

: the quality or state of not supporting either side in an argument, fight, war, etc. : the quality or state of being neutral

Full Definition of NEUTRALITY

:  the quality or state of being neutral; especially :  refusal to take part in a war between other powers

Examples of NEUTRALITY

  1. The country adopted an official policy of neutrality.
  2. The newspaper is known for its political neutrality.

First Known Use of NEUTRALITY

15th century

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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