noun Date: 1643 the principles or practice of passive submission to constituted authority even when unjust or oppressive; also the principle or practice of not resisting violence by force

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  • nonresistance — noun group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence • Derivationally related forms: ↑nonresistant • Hypernyms: ↑group action …   Useful english dictionary

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