noun, U.S. History.
the act of Congress (1809) prohibiting all shipping and trade between the United States and British- or French-controlled ports.
[non-in-ter-feer-uh ns] /ˌnɒn ɪn tərˈfɪər əns/ noun 1. the policy or practice of refraining from , especially in political affairs.
[in-ter-feer] /ˌɪn tərˈfɪər/ verb (used without object), interfered, interfering. 1. to come into opposition, as one thing with another, especially with the effect of hampering action or procedure (often followed by with): Constant distractions interfere with work. 2. to take part in the affairs of others; meddle (often followed by with or in): to interfere […]
[in-tur-pri-tiv] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to ; explanatory. 2. deduced by . 3. made because of : an interpretive distortion of language. 4. of or relating to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater. 5. offering , explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, […]