Nonviolence



[non-vahy-uh-luh ns] /nɒnˈvaɪ ə ləns/

noun
1.
absence or lack of ; state or condition of avoiding .
2.
the policy, practice, or technique of refraining from the use of , especially when reacting to or protesting against oppression, injustice, discrimination, or the like.
/nɒnˈvaɪələns/
noun
1.
abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals

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