not violent; free of violence.
peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds.

1915–20; non- + violent

nonviolently, adverb Unabridged
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nonviolence (nɒnˈvaɪələns)
abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals

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Example sentences
The vast majority of that increase has been to serve search warrants on people
  suspected of nonviolent drug crimes.
In light of that dynamic, departmental recommendations against using pepper
  spray on nonviolent arrestees may be needed.
It urged its draftee readers to think about the message and then-if they so
  chose-to act on it in a lawful and nonviolent way.
But he risked his own life, in a nonviolent way, and lost it.
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