pacifist


pacifist
One opposed to war or the use of force against another nation or another people. The word is also used and understood to mean one who refuses or is unwilling for any purpose to bear arms because of conscientious considerations and who is disposed to encourage others in such refusal. United States v Schwimmer, 279 US 644, 73 L Ed 889, 49 S Ct 448.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • pacifist — PACIFÍST, Ă, pacifişti, ste, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Adept al pacifismului. 2. adj. Care ţine de pacifism, privitor la pacifism; care are ca scop menţinerea păcii. – Din fr. pacifiste. Trimis de valeriu, 03.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98 … …   Dicționar Român

  • pacifist — n. 1. A person opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes. Syn: pacificist, disarmer. [WordNet 1.5] 2. A person whose strong belief in pacifism causes him/her to refuse to participate in military activities, especially one who refuses to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pacifist — pacifistic pacifisticadj. Adhering to pacifism; opposed to war; of people. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pacifist — pacìfist (pacifȉst) m DEFINICIJA pristaša, privrženik pacifizma; onaj koji uspostavlja mir, mirotvorac ETIMOLOGIJA vidi pacificirati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • pacifist — n. A person who thinks war and violence are always unjustifiable, and who refuses to participate in war or military activities. See also conscientious objector The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy… …   Law dictionary

  • pacìfist — (pacifı̏st) m (pacìfistkinja ž) onaj koji uspostavlja mir, pristaša, privrženik pacifizma; mirotvorac …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • Pacifist — er et fremmeord for en fredsven, fredstifter eller en der er fredselskende …   Danske encyklopædi

  • pacifist — (n.) 1873 (adj. and n.), from Fr. pacifiste (see PACIFISM (Cf. pacifism)). Won out over pacificist (1907). Related: Pacifistic …   Etymology dictionary

  • pacifist — pacifist, pacifistic *pacific, peaceable, peaceful, irenic …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pacifist — [n] peace lover antiwar demonstrator, conscientious objector, dove, passive resister, peacemaker, peacemonger, peacenik; concepts 354,416 …   New thesaurus

  • pacifist — UK [ˈpæsɪfɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms pacifist : singular pacifist plural pacifists someone who believes that violence is wrong and refuses to fight in wars Derived word: pacifist UK / US adjective …   English dictionary


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