Pacifism Definition

păsə-fĭzəm
noun
The belief that disputes between nations can and should be settled peacefully.
American Heritage
Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes.
American Heritage
Opposition to the use of force under any circumstances; specif., refusal for reasons of conscience to participate in war or any military action.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Pacifism

  • From French pacifisme, from pacifique; pacific +"Ž -ism

    From Wiktionary

  • French pacifisme from pacifique pacific pacific

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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