Definition of non-violence in English:

non-violence

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noun

[mass noun]
The use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change: Gandhi’s commitment to the principle of non-violence
More example sentences
  • Yet this was a just war, where the principle of non-violence did not for once apply.
  • His participation in conferences is to spread the message of peace and non-violence.
  • Pope John Paul will be remembered for his resolve to promote love, peace and non-violence.

Derivatives

non-violent

adjective
More example sentences
  • Since then she has been jailed three times for her part in non-violent demonstrations.
  • The plan was to arrive at the Plains of Abraham and block the road in non-violent civil disobedience.
  • Green groups reminded the public of their commitment to non-violent and peaceful actions only.

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