from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. the quality or principle of being passive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • n. the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable


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