abstentionism

[ ab-sten-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ æbˈstɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm /

noun

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

ab·sten·tion·ist, noun, adjective
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