nonviolence [nän′vī′ə ləns]
an abstaining from violence or from the use of physical force, as in efforts to obtain civil rights or in opposing government policy: see also CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE, PASSIVE RESISTANCE

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  • Nonviolence — For the bronze sculpture, see Non Violence. Nonviolence has two (closely related) meanings. (1) It can refer, first, to a general philosophy of abstention from violence because of moral or religious principle (e.g. She believes in nonviolence. )… …   Wikipedia

  • nonviolence — noun Date: 1920 1. abstention from violence as a matter of principle; also the principle of such abstention 2. a. the quality or state of being nonviolent ; avoidance of violence b. nonviolent demonstrations for the purpose of securing political… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • nonviolence — noun A philosophy that rejects the use of violence, and instead seeks to bring about change through peaceful responses even to violent acts …   Wiktionary

  • nonviolence —    See ahimsa …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

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  • nonviolence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. moderation, pacifism. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. peace, peacefulness, pacifism, passiveness, nonaggression, dovishness, passive resistance …   English dictionary for students