Non-violence

nonviolence

[non-vahy-uh-luhns]
noun
1.
absence or lack of violence; state or condition of avoiding violence.
2.
the policy, practice, or technique of refraining from the use of violence, especially when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like.


Origin:
1915–20; non- + violence

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nonviolence (nɒnˈvaɪələns)
 
n
abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
 
non'violent
 
adj

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