Definition of nonresistance in English:


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


  • 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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