nonintercourse

noun non·in·ter·course \ ˌnän-ˈin-tər-ˌkȯrs \

Definition of nonintercourse

1 : something (such as physical contact) that is not sexual intercourse usually used before another noun
  • nonintercourse sex
2 : suspension or absence of dealings or relations; especially : suspension by one country of commercial relations with another
  • When Napoleon declared that French edicts against United States shipping would be lifted, Madison declared nonintercourse against Great Britain in March 1811.
  • —Mary Beth Norton et al.

First Known Use of nonintercourse

1794

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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