Definitions

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  • adj. Not engaging in killing.
  • n. A precept or worldview that affirms the possibility of a society where killing is absent.
  • n. Lack of killing; permitting to live.
  • n. An action or occurrence other than a direct killing (but possibly having a similar effect).

Etymologies

non- +‎ killing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the first place, Buddha advocated that we should obey the five precepts: nonkilling, nonstealing, non-sexual indulgence, nonviolence and nonintoxication.

    A Conscientious Objector

  • Right from the inception of our movement we have been insisting that our society should be a nonkilling society.

    A Conscientious Objector

  • "Tolstoy's core values were prophetic, and no doubt influenced the development of pacifism, the nonkilling paradigm and anarchism," said Tarasoff.

    Kootenay Rockies - News

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