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Pronunciation:  `nânri'zistuns

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[n]  group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence

NONRESISTANCE is a 13 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: group action



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Non`re*sist"ance\, n.
The principles or practice of a nonresistant; passive
obedience; submission to authority, power, oppression, or
violence without opposition.

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