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pa·cif′i·cist n.


opposition to violence
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Noun1.pacificism - the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
2.pacificism - the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
belief - any cognitive content held as true
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On top of that, after Germany's defeat in World War II, pacificism was baked into the German culture.
It was not presented as an ideal, as the heretic-burning Lord Chancellor (as he became in 1529) cannot seriously have been recommending a society dependent on slavery, with no private property, no lawyers, communal eating, pacificism, and a tolerance of a variety of religious beliefs.
There were his young spring days spent at Brigflatts, a small Cumbrian community centred around Briggflatts Quaker Meeting House (Bunting was partly educated in Quaker schools, developing a muscular pacificism which saw him locked up as a conscientious objector in 1918).
His problem is that many of his key principles - republicanism, pacificism, abolition of Trident etc run contrary to the traditional narrative of monarchy, glorious armed forces and so on.
The first part of the motto speaks to Chelcicky's pacificism and his urging his fellow men to not cooperate with the powers that be, the combined entity of church and state that, in its pursuit of power and prestige, brings suffering and misery to men.
Pacificism, a profoundly Renaissance and Erasmian concern, was typified by the life of shepherds, and eulogies written in defense of shepherds' organizations often relied on bucolic writings to sustain their thesis.
pacificism is not completely known, but several species of marine fish have been identified as sources of human infection in Peru (4).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proposing to shift his country away from its post-World War II pacificism by reinterpreting its constitution to allow its military to come to the aid of allied countries, such as the United States, that are under attack.
He traveled extensively in North and South America, lecturing on pacificism and art, and also holding exhibitions.
Four, India has a strong intellectual streak of pacificism, multilateralism and generally "do no evil.
Both their pacificism and their desire to remain separate from 'the sinful world' have made them suspect wherever they have lived.
Similarly, as Scheingold summarily demonstrates, characters in other celebrated war novels respond to the unspeakable dehumanizations of war through the adoption of pacificism as in Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun, or madness as seen in Pat Barker's Regeneration and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, or "possessive individualism" in Heller's Catch-22.