a person who believes in or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
a person whose personal belief in causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service.
Fascism also transports this anti-pacifist spirit into the life of individuals.
Readings on Fascism and National Socialism Various
a person who supports pacifism
a person who refuses military service
advocating, relating to, or characterized by pacifism
1903, from French pacifiste (see pacifism). Related: Pacifistic (1902).
the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope. the system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head. the period during which a certain pope is in office. the succession or line of the popes. Contemporary Examples Recently released transcripts from that private meeting shed light on the power of […]
of or relating to the or the papacy: a papal visit to Canada. of or relating to the Roman Catholic Church. Contemporary Examples “The pope is a discreet person,” said papal spokesman Federico Lombardi on Tuesday. Benedict Could Be a Backseat Pope Barbie Latza Nadeau February 11, 2013 But in that sense, Burke said, the […]
Pathology. capable of producing disease: pathogenic bacteria. adjective able to cause or produce disease: pathogenic bacteria adj. “producing disease,” 1836, from French pathogénique, from Greek pathos “disease” (see pathos) + French -génique “producing” (see -gen). Related: Pathogenetic (1838); pathogenicity. pathogenic path·o·gen·ic (pāth’ə-jěn’ĭk) or path·o·ge·net·ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj. Having the capability to cause disease. Producing disease. Relating […]
of or relating to a , the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. adj. mid-15c., “pertaining to a (Church) patriarch,” from patriarch + -al, or else from Late Latin patriarchalis, from […]