Definition of nonviolent
: abstaining or free from violence
Examples of nonviolent in a Sentence
He argued that nonviolent drug offenders should receive shorter sentences.
Recent Examples of nonviolent from the Web
His Justice Department is cracking down on nonviolent drug offenders and amping up prosecutions against non-criminal undocumented immigrants.
The legislation directs the department to only remove children from their homes over allegations of violence or abuse, not for reasons like a parent having a low-income or being charged with a nonviolent misdemeanor.
Ahead of peak tourism season, Maine’s Republican governor is pursuing an unconventional strategy to help ease the state’s labor shortage: releasing nonviolent offenders from prison early to get them back to work.
Releasing 4,700 prisoners Louisiana's prisons would release 4,700 nonviolent inmates earlier than expected if the Department of Public Safety and Corrections takes a $7.2 million budget cut from the current year, Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc said.
And immigration arrests and deportations of nonviolent offenders have increased dramatically.
A Justice Department spokeswoman in San Juan refused to make prosecutors available for comment, and declined to explain why SWAT-style tactics were used on men accused of nonviolent crimes.
Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes.
The Serbian Democratic Movement's home on the Web, devoted to a nonviolent solution to the conflict.
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NONVIOLENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nonviolent for English Language Learners
: not using or involving violence
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