Abstentionism meaning

A policy of abstaining or of the desirability of withholding one's vote or other participation with regard to some aspect of the political process. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]

Abstentionism is a manifestation of political independence.

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Origin of abstentionism

  • From French abstentionnisme. Equivalent to abstention +‎ -ism.

    From Wiktionary