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Peace

peace
A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose; specifically:
Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience.
Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord. The eternal love and pees.
Peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding silence, quiet, or order. Peace! foolish woman. at peace, in a state of peace. Breach of the peace. See Breach. Justice of the peace. See Justice. Peace of god.
A voluntary offering to god in token of devout homage and of a sense of friendly communion with him. A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended person. Peace officer, a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc, as a sheriff or constable. To hold one’s peace, to be silent; to refrain from speaking. To make one’s peace with, to reconcile one with, to plead one’s cause with, or to become reconciled with, another. I will make your peace with him. .
Origin: OE. Pees, pais, OF. Pais, paiz, pes, F. Paix, L. Pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. Also pangere to fasten. Cf. Appease, Fair, Fay, Fang, Pacify, Pact, Pay to requite.


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