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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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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.
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.
Both their pacificism and their desire to remain separate from 'the sinful world' have made them suspect wherever they have lived.
We look forward to reading Penny Griffith's work on pacificism and the Baxter family in another format soon, and remember Keri Hulme's presentation on Baxter, Burns, and animals.
What most clearly distinguished their reforming agenda from those of others was not pacificism or separatism, which were not native to it, but simply "their refusal to accept the limits on reform imposed by civil authorities" (100).
It does not accord with Garrisonian pacificism, but it so frequently turns toward violence that Brown risks appearing sensationalist (confirming C.