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 (no͞o′trə-lĭz′əm, nyo͞o′-)
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.
neu′tral·is′tic adj.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of the nature of or characterized by neutralism
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