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nonintervention

[non-in-ter-ven-shuh n] /ˌnɒn ɪn tərˈvɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
abstention by a nation from interference in the affairs of other nations or in those of its own political subdivisions.
2.
failure or refusal to intervene.
Origin of nonintervention
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; non- + intervention
Related forms
noninterventional, adjective
noninterventionalist, noun
noninterventionism, noun
noninterventionist, noun, adjective
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  • Here at the Antipodes we have founded a democracy, and in a democracy the government motto should be nonintervention.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for nonintervention

nonintervention

/ˌnɒnɪntəˈvɛnʃən/
noun
1.
refusal to intervene, esp the abstention by a state from intervening in the affairs of other states or in its own internal disputes
Derived Forms
noninterventional, adjective
noninterventionist, noun, adjective
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