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nonviolence

noun non·vi·o·lence \-ˈvī-ə-lən(t)s\

: the practice of refusing to respond to anything (such as unfair or violent acts by a government) with violence

Full Definition of NONVIOLENCE

1
:  abstention from violence as a matter of principle; also :  the principle of such abstention
2
a :  the quality or state of being nonviolent :  avoidance of violence
b :  nonviolent demonstrations for the purpose of securing political ends
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Examples of NONVIOLENCE

  1. Demonstration organizers are urging nonviolence.

First Known Use of NONVIOLENCE

1920

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