Pacifism meaning

păsə-fĭzəm
The belief that disputes between nations can and should be settled peacefully.
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Opposition to the use of force under any circumstances; specif., refusal for reasons of conscience to participate in war or any military action.
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The doctrine that disputes (especially between countries) should be settled without recourse to violence.
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The active opposition to such violence, especially the refusal to take part in military action.
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Origin of pacifism

  • French pacifisme from pacifique pacific pacific

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

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

    From Wiktionary