from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lack of exportation; failure to export goods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A failure of exportation; a not exporting of commodities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A refraining from exportation or a failure to export. Compare non-importation.
If redress had not been obtained by Sept. 11, 1775, nonexportation was to go into effect.
Although unfortunately no verbatim record exists of its deliberations, before adjourning the Congress condemned the Coercive Acts as unconstitutional and tyrannical, along with thirteen other statutes enacted since 1763 which were said to violate colonial rights; countenanced the resistance of Massachusetts; approved the arming of local militia and other defense measures; and, on October 20, adopted the Continental Association, which was a nonimportation, nonexportation, nonconsumption agreement to be superintended and enforced by local Committees of Inspection aimed at British trade.
The earnest desire we have to make as quick and full payment as possible of our debts to Great Britain, and to avoid the heavy injury that would arise to this country from an earlier adoption of the nonexportation plan, after the people have already applied so much of their labor to the perfecting of the present crop, by which means, they have been prevented from pursuing other methods of clothing and supporting their families, have rendered it necessary to restrain you in this article of non-exportation; but it is our desire, that you cordially co-operate with our sister colonies in General Congress, in such other just and proper methods as they, or the majority, shall deem necessary for the accomplishment of these valuable ends.