- the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force.
Origin of nonresistance
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Examples from the Web for non-resistance
"After all, it all hinges upon the non-resistance of evil," said Kate.The Right Knock
Has the duty of non-resistance no exceptions nor abatements in the vegetable kingdom?The Foot-path Way
Meeting Wyndham at the gate, he counselled a policy of non-resistance.Captain Desmond, V.C.
Your creed is one of non-resistance to violence,” I said—“is it not?The Maids of Paradise
Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
They were not the first men to do violence for the sake of the principle of non-resistance.Quaker Hill
Warren H. Wilson
Word Origin and History for non-resistance
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper