non-violence Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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non-violencenoun [U]

uk   /ˌnɒnˈvaɪə.ləns/  us   /ˌnɑːn-/
a ​situation in which someone ​avoidsfighting or using ​physicalforce, ​especially when ​trying to make ​politicalchange: The Dalai Lama has always ​counselled non-violence.
adjective uk   /ˌnɒnˈvaɪə.lənt/  us   /ˌnɑːn-/
Gandhi was an ​exponent of non-violent ​protest.
(Definition of non-violence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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