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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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* How an ILCO "gears-up" from a peace-time program to meet the operational tempo required for combat missions; and
The peace-time habit of celebrating the dismissal of the overcoat with a new suit has got quite out of hand; and, despite the Budget, there has been a rush on the tailors by all classes.
Shadow Planning Minister Roberta Blackman-Woods said: "With reports that David Cameron is dithering or deliberately suppressing the publication of plans to build badly needed new homes, it's no wonder house building is the lowest under any peace-time Government since the 1920s.
I am saddened to hear about the death of Margaret Thatcher, probably the greatest peace-time leader Britain ever had.
It is believed to be the first time a monarch has attended peace-time cabinet since George III in 1781.
In his words, the Bulgarian military has also been successful in peace-time tasks such as disaster relief operations.
FAMILIES are facing the biggest peace-time squeeze in their spending power since 1921 as wages fail to keep up with soaring inflation, according to a report.
The land drill, involving artillery, fighter jets and the largest number of personnel in a peace-time exercise, will take place on Thursday, after the South's live-fire artillery exercise on Monday on the island of Yeonpyeong, and is bound to infuriate the North.
They said the current crisis will be of a scale to rival the biggest peace-time crisis in modern history - the Great Depression.
Mugabe, a failed peace-time leader, no doubt was once a lion of Africa's liberation movement enduring racist dungeons dark and leading an epic armed struggle to overthrow white supremacists.
Today their role will cease here as Operation Banner comes to an end leaving behind a normalised peace-time garrison of 5,000 soldiers.