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[non-ri-zis-tuh ns]
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  1. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • The doctrine of nonresistance had been dear to the Anglican divines.

    The History of England from the Accession of James II.

    Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • We have spoken of those who dwell upon the Master's nonresistance as a model of passivity in the presence of evil.

  • Like the members of the Nonresistance Society, the Abolitionists are fighting characters.

    Abolition a Sedition

    Geo. W. Donohue

  • The object of this work was to show that the Christians of the fourth century did not hold the doctrine of nonresistance.

  • It was therefore necessary to maintain the great principle of nonresistance in all its integrity.