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Definition of "nonresistance" []

  • The practice or principle of complete obedience to authority even if unjust or arbitrary. (noun)
  • The practice or principle of refusing to resort to force even in defense against violence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonresistance" in a sentence
  • "If we just accepted what life dealt us with "nonresistance" (a major sticking point for Tolle) we'd live a more blissful existence."
  • "The conclusions of his studies and thinking had the disagreeable effect of leading him away from Garrison's doctrine of "nonresistance" and "disunion.""
  • "There is a spiritual consciousness that, through the power of nonresistance, can change a condition that appears solid."