The practice or principle of not resisting authority, even when it is unjustly exercised.
- 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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