non-violence


non-violence

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.

noun

  1. abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals

n.also nonviolence, 1831, from non- + violence. Gandhi used it from 1920.

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