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non-violence

noun [U] uk   /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.
non-violent
adjective uk   /ˌnɒnˈvaɪə.lənt/ us    /ˌnɑːn-/
Gandhi was an exponent of non-violent protest.
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