noninterference

noun
non·​in·​ter·​fer·​ence | \ ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈfir-ən(t)s How to pronounce noninterference (audio) , ˌnän-ˌin-tə- \

Definition of noninterference

: a lack of interference noninterference in internal affairs

Examples of noninterference in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Republicans also adopted a policy of noninterference in Southern affairs, curtailing federal enforcement of civil rights for Black Americans throughout the region. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Dangerous Historical Precedent for Ted Cruz’s Shameless Electoral College Gambit," 5 Jan. 2021 The fundamental concept of health care neutrality — noninterference with medical services during conflict, a core principle of the Geneva Conventions — is being lost. Dr. Tom Frieden, CNN, "The good, the bad and the ugly in global health in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Malaysia and Cambodia are both members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which maintains a policy of noninterference in each other’s affairs. Washington Post, "Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader makes it part way home," 10 Nov. 2019 Zarif said the new Hormuz Peace Initiative — with the acronym HOPE — would be formed under a UN umbrella with two underlying principles: nonaggression and noninterference. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 24 Sep. 2019 Zarif said the new Hormuz Peace Initiative — with the acronym HOPE — would be formed under a U.N. umbrella with two underlying principles: nonaggression and noninterference. Fox News, "Britain, France, Germany blame Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia," 24 Sep. 2019 For a while after, President Richard Nixon adopted a position of noninterference, but by mid-1970, the government had decided to remove the occupiers’ access to fresh water and shut off all electrical power. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "How Alcatraz Island Was Reclaimed by Native Peoples," 7 Mar. 2019 As financial ties deepen, China has been moving away from its decades-long policy of noninterference, basing troops on the continent and strengthening political relationships. Matina Stevis-gridneff, WSJ, "More of Africa Finds Itself in China’s Debt," 25 July 2018 For a while after, President Richard Nixon adopted a position of noninterference, but by mid-1970, the government had decided to remove the occupiers’ access to fresh water and shut off all electrical power. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "How Alcatraz Island Was Reclaimed by Native Peoples," 7 Mar. 2019

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninterference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninterference. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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