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nonresistance

[ non-ri-zis-tuhns ]
/ ˌnɒn rɪˈzɪs təns /
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noun

the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force.

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Origin of nonresistance

First recorded in 1635–45; non- + resistance
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