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Word of the Day
Monday, January 15, 2018

Definitions for nonviolence

  1. the policy, practice, or technique of refraining from the use of violence, especially when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like.
  2. absence or lack of violence; state or condition of avoiding violence.

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Citations for nonviolence
At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love. Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958
Fifty years ago, the civil-rights movement understood that nonviolence can be an effective weapon even if—or especially if—the other side refuses to follow suit. Hendrik Hertzberg, "Partisanship, by the Bye," The New Yorker, February 23, 2009
Origin of nonviolence
Nonviolence was first recorded in the 1830s.