non·​im·​por·​ta·​tion | \ ˌnän-ˌim-ˌpȯr-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce nonimportation (audio) , -pər-\

Definition of nonimportation

: cessation or prohibition of the import of goods from another country especially as employed against Great Britain by the American colonies in the Revolutionary era in retaliation for the Townshend Acts and by the U.S. in the Napoleonic era as a measure of reprisal for British violations of American neutral rights … some of the most vocal supporters of nonimportation (including John Hancock) had been violating the agreement.— Mary Beth Norton et al. often used before another noun a nonimportation policy

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1762, in the meaning defined above

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