nonviolence

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noun non·vi·o·lence \ˌnän-ˈvī-ə-lən(t)s\

Definition of nonviolence

  1. 1 :  abstention from violence as a matter of principle; also :  the principle of such abstention

  2. 2a :  the quality or state of being nonviolent :  avoidance of violenceb :  nonviolent demonstrations for the purpose of securing political ends

Examples of nonviolence in a sentence

  1. Demonstration organizers are urging nonviolence.

1831

First Known Use of nonviolence

1831


NONVIOLENCE Defined for English Language Learners

nonviolence

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noun non·vi·o·lence \ˌnän-ˈvī-ə-lən(t)s\

Definition of nonviolence for English Language Learners

  • : the practice of refusing to respond to anything (such as unfair or violent acts by a government) with violence



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