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
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Some splits were over matters of religion, and some over Garrison’s peculiar perfectionist ethos and notions of nonresistance.
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