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Standard Definition

[n] a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"
[n] the absence of mental stress or anxiety
[n] harmonious relations; freedom from disputes; "the roommates lived in peace together"
[n] the state prevailing during the absence of war
[n] the general security of public places; "he was arrested for disturbing the peace"


ataraxis - (4 syllables), heartsease - (2 syllables), pacification - (5 syllables), peace of mind - (3 syllables), peace treaty - (3 syllables), peacefulness - (4 syllables), public security - (6 syllables), repose - (2 syllables), serenity - (4 syllables)


state of war, war

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\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.