from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The belief that disputes between nations should and can be settled peacefully.
- n. Opposition to war or violence as a means of resolving disputes.
- n. Such opposition demonstrated by refusal to participate in military action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The doctrine that disputes (especially between countries) should be settled without recourse to violence
- n. The active opposition to such violence, especially the refusal to take part in military action
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable.
- n. The belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
- n. the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
French pacifisme, from pacifique, pacific; see pacific.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French pacifisme, from pacifique; pacific + -ism (Wiktionary)