- the policy or practice of not resisting violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, by force.
Origin of nonresistance
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Related Wordsperseverance, grit, composure, diligence, restraint, endurance, poise, moderation, self-control, humility, fortitude, tolerance, persistence, acceptance, resignation, capitulation, shyness, bearing, heart, stoicism
Examples from the Web for nonresistance
The doctrine of nonresistance had been dear to the Anglican divines.
We have spoken of those who dwell upon the Master's nonresistance as a model of passivity in the presence of evil.Understanding the Scriptures
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.