nonauthoritarian

adjective

non·​au·​thor·​i·​tar·​i·​an ˌnän-ȯ-ˌthär-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce nonauthoritarian (audio)
ə-,
-ˌthȯr-
: not authoritarian
a nonauthoritarian approach to teaching

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Even when working with nonauthoritarian countries, a combination of government processes, researcher reticence, complex shipping regulations, and patient-privacy concerns makes getting samples difficult for diagnostic companies like his. Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, 13 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonauthoritarian was in 1908

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“Nonauthoritarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonauthoritarian. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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