nonimportation love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A policy of refusing to import goods; especially the policy in 18th century colonial America of preventing imports from Britain

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want or failure of importation; a not importing of commodities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A refraining from importing, or a failure to import.


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  • With relations between Britain and her colonists deteriorating over the previous decade, Washington joins radicals in Virginia House of Burgesses adopting a nonimportation agreement

    George Washington’s First War

  • In May 1774, John Singleton Copley and a hundred others signed a petition opposing the nonimportation agreement and expressing support for Royal Governor Hutchinson.

    History of American Women

  • The nonimportation movement cut imports from Britain by nearly half in 1769.

    History of American Women

  • In support of the nonimportation movements of 1765 and 1769, the Daughters of Liberty used their traditional skills to weave yarn and wool into homemade cloth they called homespun, which made America less dependent on British textiles.

    History of American Women

  • He supported nonimportation measures and advocated the boycott of New York merchants who did not participate in them.

    History of American Women

  • In 1770, Hopkins was appointed to a Providence Committee of Inspection, a group that attempted to enforce the agreements of nonimportation of British goods among area merchants.

    History of American Women

  • From 1766 until 1776, nonimportation was the main weapon employed by the colonists in their unsuccessful attempt to win their demands from the mother country by peaceful means.

    History of American Women

  • The merchants showed their dissatisfaction in a steadfast avoidance of any further affiliation with the radicals of the town: no more nonimportation, they said, no more support for Boston violence, no more attacks in the provincial administration.


  • A Boston town meeting adopted a nonimportation agreement.

    1766, March

  • The delegates adopted the Continental Association, providing for nonimportation of English goods after Dec. 1.



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