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Meaning of nonviolent

non•vi•o•lent

Pronunciation: (non-vī'u-lunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. not violent; free of violence.
  2. peacefully resistant, as in response to or protest against injustice, esp. on moral or philosophical grounds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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