/ pæsəfɪzəm /
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pacificism · passivism
Prevedi pacifism na: srpski · nemački
1. The belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration.
2. The doctrine that all violence in unjustifiable; SYN. passivism.
Belief that violence, even in self-defense, is unjustifiable under any conditions and that arbitration is preferable to war as a means of solving disputes. In the East, pacifism has roots in Buddhism, and nonviolent action (see nonviolence) was used by Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for Indian independence.