nonresistance definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The practice or principle of complete obedience to authority even if unjust or arbitrary.
- The practice or principle of refusing to resort to force even in defense against violence.
Variant of nonresistant
not resistant; esp., submitting to force or arbitrary authority
- a person who believes that force and violence should not be used to oppose arbitrary authority, however unjust
- a person who refuses to use force even in self-defense
- nonresistance noun