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noun accord, adjustment of differences, alliance, amity, armistice, brotherhood, calm, coexistence, community of interests, conciliation, concordance, concordancy, concordia, consentaneity, consentaneousness, cooperation, end of hostilities, fraternalism, freedom from war, friendliness, good will, harmoniousness, harmony, hush, law and order, lull, neutrality, oneness, order, orderliness, otium, pacification, pact, pax, quiescence, quiet, quietness, rapport, reconciliation, repose, serenity, silence, stillness, suspension of hostilities, tranquility, treaty, truce, unanimity, unity
Associated concepts: breach of the peace, disturbing the peace, peace officer
Foreign phrases: Paci sunt maxime contraria vis et injuria.Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace.
See also: composure, concordance, lull, reconciliation

PEACE. The tranquillity enjoyed by a political society, internally, by the good order which reigns among its members, and externally, by the good understanding it has with all other nations. Applied to the internal regulations of a nation, peace imports, in a technical sense, not merely a state of repose and security, as opposed to one of violence and warfare, but likewise a state of public order and decorum. Ham. N. P. 139; 12 Mod. 566. Vide, generally, Bac. Ab. Prerogative, D 4; Hale, Hist. P. C. 160; 3 Taunt. R. 14; 1 B. & A. 227; Peake, R. 89; 1 Esp. R. 294; Harr. Dig. Officer, V 4; 2 Benth. Ev. 319, note. Vide Good behaviour; Surety of the peace.

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Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World" is an inherently fascinating read that is as informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking.
Whether it's making peace with past decisions, past relationships or the past in general, it is so critical to find peace here and now.
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Milazzo said, "You can't call yourself a Christian if you don't spend as much time and money on making peace as is spent on making war"
She asks whether the act of playing marimba music is an act of resistance to the oppressive regime, whether it is a manifestation of peace, and so whether the musicians from Guapi are making peace by playing their vernacular music.
Summary: Kevin Pietersen can return to the England fold after making peace with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The EU "has been capable of making peace between peoples who were in confrontation for a long time and build a community founded on values of democracy, freedom and solidarity," the French leader said.
Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace, 140 pp.
The Presidential Palace said Karzai and US Senator John McCain, at a meeting, discussed a wide range of issues of common concern, including ongoing efforts for making peace with Afghan militants.
If peace is not happening inside, we're making peace in the street," Singh said.
Addressing a Twic community gathering in Hai Youth, East of Khartoum, Sultan Madut Riing, called on religious leaders to put more efforts in making peace and reconciliation across the country.