- not violent; free of violence.
- peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, especially on moral or philosophical grounds.
Origin of nonviolent
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Examples from the Web for nonviolent
Peaceful active resistance, unarmed, nonviolent, no more blood, no more deaths, with clear ideas and proposals.Mexico’s Holy Warrior Against the Cartels
November 18, 2014
And Americans overwhelmingly support eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.Why Isn’t Prison Justice on the Ballot This Tuesday?
Inimai Chettiar, Abigail Finkelman
November 1, 2014
Not all successful cases of nonviolent resistance have earned distinctive names.
From Carnations to Umbrella, the history and importance of names people give to nonviolent movements.
And as these approaches succeed, common sense tells us that even more will be drawn to this nonviolent movement.Searching for a Palestinian Dr. King
August 15, 2014
The nonviolent voice of Gandhi appeals to man's highest conscience.Autobiography of a YOGI
Boyhood, legal studies, purification, the growth of the Satyagraha (nonviolent protest) movement.
To a remarkable extent, this youthful vanguard was strongly religious and nonviolent.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965
Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.