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nonviolent

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adjective non·vi·o·lent \-lənt\

Simple Definition of nonviolent

  • : not using or involving violence

Full Definition of nonviolent

  1. :  abstaining or free from violence

non·vi·o·lent·ly adverb

Examples of nonviolent

  1. He argued that nonviolent drug offenders should receive shorter sentences.



1920

First Known Use of nonviolent

1920


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