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  • Nonimportation — Non*im por*ta tion, n. Want or failure of importation; a not importing of commodities. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonimportation — (|) ̷ ̷+ noun Usage: often attributive : cessation or prohibition of the import of goods from another country especially as employed against Great Britain by the American colonies in the Revolutionary era in retaliation for the Townshend Acts and …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonimportation — /non im pawr tay sheuhn, pohr /, n. failure or refusal to import. [1760 70, Amer.; NON + IMPORTATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonimportation — noun A policy of refusing to import goods; especially the policy in 18th century colonial America of preventing imports from Britain …   Wiktionary

  • nonimportation — n. lack of importation, lack of bringing in goods from another country …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonimportation — non·importation …   English syllables

  • nonimportation — non im•por•ta′tion n …   From formal English to slang

  • Nonimportation Agreements — ▪ American colonial history       (1765–75), in U.S. colonial history, attempts to force British recognition of political rights through application of economic pressure. In reaction to the Stamp Act (1765) and the Townshend Acts (1767), colonial …   Universalium

  • Nonimportation agreement — An agreement, made in protest against British taxation, between the American colonies to boycott all goods shipped from the British Isles and the West Indies …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium