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Failure or refusal to cooperate, especially nonviolent civil disobedience against a government or an occupying power.

non′co·op′er·a′tion·ist n.
non′co·op′er·a·tive (-ŏp′ər-ə-tĭv, -ŏp′ə-rā′-) adj.
non′co·op′er·a′tor n.


1. failure or refusal to cooperate
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) refusal to pay taxes, obey government decrees, etc, as a protest
noncooperative adj
ˌnoncoˈoperˌator n


or non•co-op•er•a•tion

(ˌnɒn koʊˌɒp əˈreɪ ʃən)

1. failure or refusal to cooperate.
2. a method of showing opposition to a government by refusing to participate in civic and political life or to obey governmental regulations. Compare civil disobedience, passive resistance.
non`co•op′er•a•tive (-ˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv) adj.
non`co•op′er•a`tor, n.


[ˌnɒnkəʊɒpəˈreɪʃən] nrefus m de coopérer, non-coopération fnon-denominational [ˌnɒndɪnɒmɪˈneɪʃənəl] adjnon confessionnel(le)


[ˈnɒnkəʊˌɒpəˈreɪʃn] nnon cooperazione f, non collaborazione f
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Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a nephew of the ruler, has been under increasing pressure to resign and in January narrowly survived a noncooperation vote that could have ousted him.
Citing Gandhi as a leader of change, he first describes his life, then principles relating to decisions, motivation, noncooperation, giving everyone a stake in the enterprise, learning and experience, being realistic, rejecting tyranny and taking responsibility, setting an example, using the idea of nonviolence, balancing principles and pragmatism, truth, servant leadership, revaluation, and ethical persuasion.
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In order for an insurer to meet its burden on a motion to dismiss a complaint based upon an insured's willful noncooperation with the investigation of a claim, the insurer must establish that (1) it acted diligently in seeking to bring about the insured's cooperation; (2) the efforts employed by the insurer were reasonably calculated to obtain the insured's cooperation; and (3) the attitude of the insured, after his or her cooperation was sought, was one of willful and avowed obstruction.
As we will see by the end of this column, a more comprehensive form of nonviolent resistance is noncooperation, the withholding of support.
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