pacifism definition

  • noun:
    • the fact that conflicts between nations should and certainly will be satisfied peacefully.
    • Opposition to war or assault as a method of fixing disputes.
    • Such opposition demonstrated by refusal to participate in armed forces action.
    • The doctrine that disputes (especially between nations) should-be settled without recourse to violence
    • The active resistance to such physical violence, particularly the refusal to take part in army action
    • the doctrine that most violence is unjustifiable.
    • the fact that all worldwide conflicts could be settled by arbitration.
    • the doctrine that all assault is unjustifiable
    • the fact that all worldwide conflicts could be settled by arbitration

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