Nonresistant Non`re*sist"ant, n. 1. One who maintains that no resistance should be made to constituted authority, even when unjustly or oppressively exercised; one who advocates or practices absolute submission. [1913 Webster]

2. One who holds that violence should never be resisted by force; especially, a reformer who believes in passive resistance.

Syn: passive resister. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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