Definition of non-reactionary in English:


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  • Not reactionary; favouring political or social reform: a non-reactionary policy several reforming and non-reactionary measures
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    • Although basically a non-reactionary step it was countered by a reactionary one in 1825.
    • Further non-reactionary legislation was passed in 1819 in the form of the Cotton Mills Act and the setting up of a Bullion Committee.
    • As non-reactionary policy this was indeed a small gesture.

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Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
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