nonexistential

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adjective non·ex·is·ten·tial \ˌnän-ˌeg-(ˌ)zi-ˈsten(t)-shəl, ˌek-(ˌ)si-\

Definition of nonexistential

  1. :  not existential Sometimes nations are attacked or invaded and war is thrust on them. These wars rarely prove controversial. A more difficult case exists with respect to wars of choice, when a nation can elect to start a war or not, often based on differing assessments of nonexistential threat, the costs, and the benefits imagined to flow from a war. — Scott Horton

1893

First Known Use of nonexistential

1893


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