[ non-ri-zis-tuhns ]
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  1. the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force.

Origin of nonresistance

First recorded in 1635–45; non- + resistance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use nonresistance in a sentence

  • Dangerfield, in fine feather, disputed eloquently, opposing his Tolstoyan theories of non-resistance.

    The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
  • It was easy to see that Franz's curious attitude of non-resistance had the mate puzzled what to do next.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • A Committee of Public Safety was chosen, and this committee determined on a policy of abject submission and non-resistance.

  • Equally natural and suitable to their conceived position were the non-resistance principles of the early disciples.

    Studies of Christianity | James Martineau
  • The Anti-Enlistment League does not stand for puny non-resistance!

    The Fall of a Nation | Thomas Dixon