nonviolence

nonviolence
/non vuy"euh leuhns/, n.
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, esp. when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like. Cf. passive resistance.
[1915-20; NON- + VIOLENCE]

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