Definition of pacifism
1 : opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes; specifically : refusal to bear arms on moral or religious grounds For Quakers pacifism is a major tenet of belief.
2 : an attitude or policy of nonresistance efforts toward pacifism and civil rights
pacifistplay \-fist\ noun
Origin and Etymology of pacifism
French pacifisme, from pacifique pacific
First Known Use: 1902
PACIFISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pacifism for English Language Learners
: the belief that it is wrong to use war or violence to settle disputes
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