ALL meanings of abstentionism

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  • noun abstentionism the policy of withholding one's vote or refusing to participate in some other aspect of the political process 3
  • noun abstentionism A policy of abstaining or of the desirability of withholding one's vote or other participation with regard to some aspect of the political process. (First attested in the mid 20th century.). 1
  • noun abstentionism the refusal of a government to participate in international relations or alliances that it regards as detrimental to its interests. 1
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