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English definition of “non-violence”

non-violence

noun [U]     /ˌnɒnˈvaɪə.ləns/ US  /ˌnɑːn-/
a situation in which someone avoids fighting or using physical force, especially when trying to make political change: The Dalai Lama has always counselled non-violence.Activism and pressure groupsPeace non-violent     /ˌnɒnˈvaɪə.lənt/ US  /ˌnɑːn-/ adjective Gandhi was an exponent of non-violent protest.Activism and pressure groupsPeace
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