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Definition of "nonimportation" [non•im•por•ta•tion]

  • A policy of refusing to import goods; especially the policy in 18th century colonial America of preventing imports from Britain (noun)

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Use "nonimportation" in a sentence
  • "With relations between Britain and her colonists deteriorating over the previous decade, Washington joins radicals in Virginia House of Burgesses adopting a nonimportation agreement"
  • "In May 1774, John Singleton Copley and a hundred others signed a petition opposing the nonimportation agreement and expressing support for Royal Governor Hutchinson."
  • "The nonimportation movement cut imports from Britain by nearly half in 1769."
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