Definition of nonresistance in English:


Syllabification: non·re·sis·tance
Pronunciation: /ˌnänrəˈzistəns


The practice or principle of not resisting authority, even when it is unjustly exercised.
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  • She points out that the Mennonite doctrine of non-resistance affected women very differently than men.
  • The trouble is that those who urged non-resistance to fascism then were, by and large, those who urged that we leave fascism in place more recently.
  • It reached its height in 1710 when the Whigs impeached the Tory divine, Dr Sacheverell, for preaching the old doctrine of non-resistance.

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