Neutrality



the state of being .
the policy or status of a nation that does not participate in a war between other nations:
the continuous neutrality of Switzerland.
status, as of a seaport during a war.
Contemporary Examples

My post as interim director of WindMade is primarily [due to] the ‘neutrality’ of GWEC within the industry.
Winds of Change: Green Industry Trailblazer Leads WindMade Charge Daily Beast Promotions February 27, 2011

Communities of impassioned religious believers may boast many virtues, but neutrality and detachment are not among them.
The New York Times as Substitute for Religion Michael Medved June 2, 2011

“Because of the neutrality policy, we have partisans working together on the same articles,” Sanger explained.
You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story Walter Isaacson October 18, 2014

With Washington in retreat, the generals declared “neutrality”; most were arrested, exiled, or shot.
How the U.S. Will Lose Egypt Geoffrey Wawro January 30, 2011

The original promise of the open Internet—neutrality, privacy, and data ownership—is eroding.
The Internet Shouldn’t Own You Eric Klinker October 9, 2013

Historical Examples

At the same time it was obvious that that neutrality as yet had been entirely in favour of Don Miguel.
A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright

In this manner Germany preserved the appearance of neutrality.
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various

Its neutrality and protection for the common use of all nations is their only object.
A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents James D. Richardson

“I lave it with you,” said Davy, charging his pipe afresh as a signal of his neutrality.
Capt’n Davy’s Honeymoon Hall Caine

The señors were pleased to disagree; if they fought, he had but to dodge out into the night and neutrality.
The Gringos B. M. Bower

noun
the state or character of being neutral, esp in a dispute, contest, etc
the condition of being chemically or electrically neutral
n.

late 15c., “the neutral party in any dispute,” from Middle French neutralite (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin neutralitatem (nominative neutralitas), from Latin neutralis (see neutral). Meaning “a neutral attitude” is from late 15c.

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