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Definition of "nonviolence" []

  • Lack of violence. (noun)
  • The doctrine, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peaceful tactics as a means of gaining political objectives. (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 "nonviolence" in a sentence
  • "Re: The key feature to the success of nonviolence is the ideology of the oppressor."
  • "The real power of nonviolence is not to deter an aggressor, but to unify your allies and potential supporters."
  • "The key feature to the success of nonviolence is the ideology of the oppressor."