non·​in·​ter·​fer·​ence ˌnän-ˌin-tər-ˈfir-ən(t)s How to pronounce noninterference (audio)
: a lack of interference
noninterference in internal affairs

Examples of noninterference in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Administration officials have largely avoided detailing how Mr. Biden plans to bring up those issues with Mr. Xi, but said the president would address other concerns, including noninterference in the election in Taiwan. David E. Sanger, New York Times, 14 Nov. 2023 But Washington should limit its engagement with the Taliban to agreeing on a set of principles for delivering aid, including Taliban noninterference in the work of the organizations carrying out aid programs. Lisa Curtis, Foreign Affairs, 19 Sep. 2022 In handling Myanmar, ASEAN has been hamstrung by its bedrock policy of noninterference in the domestic affairs of member nations and its consensus decision-making. Eileen Ng, ajc, 16 Oct. 2021 The nation is using commercial ties to help forge a stable regional order and demonstrate that its brand of economic diplomacy — buttressed by a steadfast policy of noninterference in domestic affairs — can achieve success where Washington’s 20-year misadventure in Afghanistan could not. Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2022 Fidel Castro, the leader of the revolution, initially sought a rapprochement with Washington, or at least a tacit commitment to noninterference. Andre Pagliarini, The New Republic, 16 Apr. 2021 The ethic of noninterference involves our ability to control decisions about our own lives, for good or ill. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which has long maintained a policy of noninterference in each country’s internal affairs, blocked Myanmar from participating in recent leader summits. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 China and Russia share a similar vision for a multipolar world less dominated by the United States, one that emphasizes economic relationships and noninterference in other countries’ politics, including human rights violations. Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 15 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noninterference was in 1829

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“Noninterference.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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