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Meaning of pacifism

pac•i•fism

Pronunciation: (pas'u-fiz"um), [key]
  1. opposition to war or violence of any kind.
  2. refusal to engage in military activity because of one's principles or beliefs.
  3. the principle or policy that all differences among nations should be adjusted without recourse to war.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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