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  • adj. Not militant.
  • n. One who is not a militant.


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non- +‎ militant


  • In addition to the political rivalry for power, the dispute between the two main factions -- Fatah and Hamas -- which intensified following Hamas 'takeover of the Gaza Strip, is a battle of ideas over whether a militant or nonmilitant strategy would have greater effect on Israeli policy.

    Alon Ben-Meir: Israel Needs a Palestinian State

  • “Jihadism” is a possible alternative, but raises its own problems, especially given that the term “jihad” may in some situations have nonmilitant meanings.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Islamofascism:

  • We have been quite willing to grant religious freedom to those humans whose faith was nonmilitant.

    The Golden Torc

  • He also told the Committee that Lapaglia had taken some of the Main 21 leaders on a trip to Michigan to purchase guns and on another trip to Philadelphia to attend a black-power conference where the murders of certain nonmilitant civil rights leaders were plotted.

    Chicago's Blackstone Rangers (I)

  • The sentence about Mandela is apparently an old chestnut of the pro-serial-comma crowd - a group of which I consider myself a member, although a nonmilitant one.

    NYT > Home Page

  • More remarkable, though, is that people on the streets seem to be acting from a "diversity of tactics" that opens up room for the militant and nonmilitant, the young and old, whites and nonwhites, anarchists and nonanarchists.

    Indybay newswire

  • Interestingly, a drone strike on February 2 -- the day before Shahzad arrived back in the States -- was the only recent attack that has caused a large number of nonmilitant, and possibly civilian casualties, according to the New America Main RSS Feed


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