- abstention by a nation from interference in the affairs of other nations or in those of its own political subdivisions.
- failure or refusal to intervene.
Origin of nonintervention
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Examples from the Web for non-intervention
Lately though, more and more wineries are producing quaffable, satisfying examples of these non-intervention wines.The No Hangover Wine
November 17, 2013
By an intervention that is always discreet, and sometimes by non-intervention.The Cult of Incompetence
The distinct doctrine of the compromise measures was non-intervention.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
Wellington adhered to Castlereagh's policy of non-intervention.The Political History of England - Vol XI
The spirit of non-intervention is the very spirit of peace and concord.
Clarendon indeed considered their non-intervention a great grievance.Saunterings in and about London
- refusal to intervene, esp the abstention by a state from intervening in the affairs of other states or in its own internal disputes
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Word Origin and History for non-intervention
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