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1. The state of being neutral; neutrality.
2. A political policy or advocacy of nonalignment or noninvolvement in conflicting alliances and of attempting to mediate or conciliate in conflicts between states: "Neutralism differs from neutrality in that it is an attitude of mind in time of peace rather than a legal status in time of war" (London Times).
neu′tral·ist adj. & n.
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in international affairs) the policy, practice, or attitude of neutrality, noninvolvement, or nonalignment with power blocs
ˈneutralist n, adj
neu•tral•ism(ˈnu trəˌlɪz əm, ˈnyu-)
1. the policy of neutrality in foreign affairs.
2. the theory that some changes in evolution are governed by chance mutations rather than natural selection.
the practice or policy of remaining neutral in foreign affairs. — neutralist, n.See also: Politics