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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peace  \Peace\,  n.  [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.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peace  \Peace\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  peace 
  n  1:  the  state  prevailing  during  the  absence  of  war  [ant:  {war}] 
  2:  harmonious  relations;  freedom  from  disputes;  "the  roommates 
  lived  in  peace  together" 
  3:  the  absence  of  mental  stress  or  anxiety  [syn:  {peacefulness}, 
  {peace  of  mind},  {repose},  {serenity},  {heartsease},  {ataraxis}] 
  4:  the  general  security  of  public  places;  "he  was  arrested  for 
  disturbing  the  peace"  [syn:  {public  security}] 
  5:  a  treaty  to  cease  hostilities;  "peace  came  on  November  11th" 
  [syn:  {peace  treaty}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PEACE,  n.  In  international  affairs,  a  period  of  cheating  between  two 
  periods  of  fighting. 
 
  O,  what's  the  loud  uproar  assailing 
  Mine  ears  without  cease? 
  'Tis  the  voice  of  the  hopeful,  all-hailing 
  The  horrors  of  peace. 
 
  Ah  Peace  Universal;  they  woo  it  -- 
  Would  marry  it  too 
  If  only  they  knew  how  to  do  it 
  'Twere  easy  to  do 
 
  They're  working  by  night  and  by  day 
  On  their  problem,  like  moles. 
  Have  mercy,  O  Heaven,  I  pray, 
  On  their  meddlesome  souls! 
  Ro  Amil 
 
 




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