neutrality

Part of speech: noun

The state of being neutral.

Share it on:

Usage examples "neutrality":

  1. But the governor and council did despair already, for a majority of them had finally offered to capitulate, and proposed a neutrality, during the war between Great Britain and South Carolina; and the question, whether the state should belong to Great Britain, or remain one of the United States, to be determined by the treaty of peace; from this offer, Gen. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. We have seen how the foreign policy of Canning opened a distinctly new chapter in English history, and it may be observed that owing to the influence of that policy the principle of neutrality was maintained under difficult conditions, and even where the general sympathy of England went distinctly with one of the parties to a foreign dispute. - "A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4)", Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy.
  3. The really significant thing is Mexican popular antagonism to the United States, which is so wide- spread that Japan could in a crisis probably count on Mexican benevolent neutrality if not on Mexican support. - "The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy", Theodore Lothrop Stoddard.