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1. Lack of violence.
2. The doctrine, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peaceful tactics as a means of gaining political objectives.
abstention from the use of physical force to achieve goals
non•vi•o•lence(nɒnˈvaɪ ə ləns)
1. absence or lack of violence.
2. the policy or practice of refraining from the use of violence, as in protesting oppressive authority.
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|Noun||1.||nonviolence - peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate|
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
hunger strike - a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest
Satyagraha - the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms