Definitions

nonintercourse

nonintercourse

[non-in-ter-kawrs, -kohrs]
nonintercourse, in international law, refusal of a state to engage in diplomatic or commercial relations with another state. It is a hostile act of retaliation for some wrong and is intended to effect redress. Since nations normally have diplomatic and commercial intercourse, nonintercourse may in some circumstances be a threat of war.
Search another word or see nonintercourseon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature