non·​au·​thor·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ˌnän-ȯ-ˌthär-ə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce nonauthoritarian (audio) , ə-, -ˌthȯr- \

Definition of nonauthoritarian

: not authoritarian a nonauthoritarian approach to teaching

Examples of nonauthoritarian in a Sentence

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, "The 4 Key Reasons the U.S. Is So Behind on Coronavirus Testing," 13 Mar. 2020

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonauthoritarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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