Definition of "nonintervention" []

  • Failure or refusal to intervene, especially in the affairs of another nation. (noun)
  • Refusal to intervene, esp the abstention by a state from intervening in the affairs of other states or in its own internal disputes (noun)

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Use "nonintervention" in a sentence
  • "US "nonintervention" appears to be a highly flexible concept."
  • "Any analysis of this must necessarily include the actions of those who act or try to act with absolute disregard of the standards established in international law, such as nonintervention, or with the absurd and dangerous expedient of the extraterritoriality of a nation's internal legislation."
  • ""nonintervention," and its real aim to secure Kansas a pro-slavery character avowed."