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

  • noun Passive character, attitude, quality, or behavior.

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

  • noun The doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable; hence, the principle of passive resistance.
  • noun The quality of being passive.

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  • noun the quality or principle of being passive.

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  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable

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