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pacifism (n.)

"policy or doctrine of rejecting war and violence in solving disputes," especially in international affairs, 1902, from French pacifisme (1901), which was apparently coined by French anti-war writer Émile Arnaud (1864-1921), from pacifique (see pacific).

updated on December 04, 2019

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Definitions of pacifism from WordNet

pacifism (n.)
the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable;
Synonyms: pacificism / passivism
pacifism (n.)
the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration;
Synonyms: pacificism
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