noun. A set of rules and standards not based on physical coercion with hot, cold, sharp, or blunt objects. Or dogs. Or brutal, culturally-specific, psychological abuse. Circa 2005, this is an innovative, newsworthy way to go for the U.S. government.
Real citation: "Gonzales Promises Non-Torture Policy"
(Jesse J. Holland, "Gonzales Promises Non-Torture Policy," http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20050105/ap_on_go_co/senate_gonzales)
Made-up citation: "Free peanuts and a non-torture policy are good qualities in a bar or regime."