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Peace (Peacefulness, Peacemaking, Serenity, Tranquility) is harmonious relations; freedom from disputes, the absence of mental stress or anxiety. Peace is inner calm and tranquility. Giving up the love of power for the power of love. Resolving conflict in a just and gentle way. Freedom from mental agitation; serenity. Being at rest with oneself and others.
Peace, n. Etym: [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, a., Fay, v., Fang, pacify, pact, pay to requite.]
Defn: a state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or
agitation; calm; repose; specifically:
(a) exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies.
(b) public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law.
(c) exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience.
(d) reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord. "the eternal love and pees." Chaucer.
Note: peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding
silence, quiet, or order. "peace! Foolish woman." Shak. At peace, in
a state of peace.
-- breach of the peace. See under breach.
-- justice of the peace. See under justice.
-- peace of god. (law)
(a) a term used in wills, indictments, etc., as denoting a state of peace and good conduct.
(b) (theol.) The peace of heart which is the gift of God.
-- peace offering.
(a) (Jewish Antiq.) A voluntary offering to God in token of devout homage and of a sense of friendly communion with Him.
(b) 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." Shak.
Peace, v. t. & i.
Defn: to make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop. [r.]
"Peace your tattlings." Shak.
When the thunder would not peace at my bidding. Shak.
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