from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The practice or principle of complete obedience to authority even if unjust or arbitrary.
  • noun The practice or principle of refusing to resort to force even in defense against violence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The absence of resistance; passive obedience: submission to authority, even if unjustly exercised, without physical opposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The principles or practice of a nonresistant; passive obedience; submission to authority, power, oppression, or violence without opposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun lack of resistance; not actively resisting

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun group refusal to resort to violence even in defense against violence


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