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

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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 China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, largely repeated Mr. Wang’s reaction to the accusation, saying Thursday that China has a policy of noninterference in other countries’ internal affairs. Josh Chin, WSJ, "Trump’s ‘Meddling’ Claim Plays Into China’s Trade Narrative," 27 Sep. 2018 The charter was aimed at ensuring that E.U. members respect the independence of the judiciary and executive noninterference with the tenure of judges. Monika Nalepa, Washington Post, "Poland may forcibly ‘retire’ dozens of Supreme Court justices," 10 July 2018 Drug companies lobbied Congress to include the noninterference clause in the 2003 law. Robert Pear, New York Times, "Trump’s Plan to Lower Drug Prices Tests Limits of the Law," 16 June 2018 The Justice Department rescinded an Obama-era policy of noninterference for state-legal marijuana operations, and the attorney general has expressed an interest in prosecuting medical marijuana providers. Christopher Ingraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Two new studies show how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic," 2 Apr. 2018 Remember the good old days, when China proudly proclaimed the principle of noninterference in other nations' internal affairs and pledged never to build military bases overseas? chicagotribune.com, "Is Abdulla Yameen handing over the Maldives to China?," 22 Mar. 2018 Beijing, citing its official policy of noninterference, vehemently denies any involvement in the coup. Brook Larmer, New York Times, "Beijing Bids Goodbye to Robert Mugabe," 19 Dec. 2017

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1829, in the meaning defined above

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