Peace

Definition of Peace

n.1.A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose
At peace
in a state of peace.
Breach of the peace
See under Breach.
Justice of the peace
See under Justice.
Peace of God
a - (Law) 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 polliceman, 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.
- Shak.
v. t. & i.1.To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop.
When the thunder would not peace at my bidding.
- Shak.

Related Words

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