[non-uh-gresh-uh n]


abstention from aggression, especially by a nation.


of or relating to abstention from aggression: a nonaggression pact.

Origin of nonaggression

First recorded in 1900–05; non- + aggression
Related formsnon·ag·gres·sive, adjectivenon·ag·gres·sive·ly, adverbnon·ag·gres·sive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of nonaggression

  • The two men have abided by a “ nonaggression pact” since 2000, when they agreed to refrain from criticizing each other.

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    October 8, 2009

Historical Examples of nonaggression

British Dictionary definitions for nonaggression



  1. restraint of aggression, esp between states
  2. (as modifier)a nonaggression pact
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