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abstentionism

[ab-sten-shuh-niz-uh m] /æbˈstɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the refusal of a government to participate in international relations or alliances that it regards as detrimental to its interests.
Origin of abstentionism
Related forms
abstentionist, noun, adjective
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