nonresistance

noun
non·​re·​sis·​tance | \ ˌnän-ri-ˈzi-stən(t)s How to pronounce nonresistance (audio) \

Definition of nonresistance

: the principles or practice of passive submission to constituted authority even when unjust or oppressive also : the principle or practice of not resisting violence by force

Examples of nonresistance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Garrison was convinced that only apolitical nonresistance could end slavery. Lydia Moland, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Feb. 2022 Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 Based in Berlin, Ohio, CAM is supported and staffed by conservative Anabaptists, a range of Mennonite, Amish and related groups whose hallmarks include nonresistance to evil, plain dress and separation from mainstream society. Peter Smith, ajc, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of nonresistance

1643, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonresistance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonresistance. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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