the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force.
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How to use nonresistance in a sentence
Lochiel would undoubtedly have laughed the doctrine of nonresistance to scorn.
The Gaelic population was far indeed from holding the doctrines of passive obedience and nonresistance.
When the Rye House Plot was detected, he had zealously defended by tongue and pen the doctrine of nonresistance.
Passages were quoted from the licenser's writings to prove that he held the doctrines of passive obedience and nonresistance.
Even the women among the public officials and political leaders were inclined to a policy of nonresistance.The Conquest of America | Cleveland Moffett