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peace

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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Israeli officials clarified Wednesday that Israel is ready to hold peace talks if Syria stops supporting terrorism.
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President Bill Clinton announced that Israel and Syria have agreed to hold peace talks next week, the first such talks in three years and 11 months.
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The Scottish Football Association yesterday agreed to hold peace talks between the rowing factions in the breakaway saga.
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KABUL: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that Kabul is ready for talks with Pakistan, adding that they want toforget the past and start a new chapter, according to Tolo News.Calling on Pakistanto holdgovernment-to-government talks, Ghani said the best place to hold peace talks is Kabul.
Pakistan had managed to clear the areas from the terrorists through operation Zarb-e-Azb and now, it was the responsibility of the United States to eliminate the terrorists from Afghanistan side to hold peace in the region, he said while talking to a private news channel.
He said that Mutahida Quomi Movement should support the Rangers conducting operation without discrimination to hold peace in Karachi.
2 ( ANI ): The Pakistan Taliban has reportedly nominated five political and religious leaders to hold peace talks with government authorities.
He expressed his hope that a new beginning would be initiated and Taliban would also made serious and meaning full efforts to hold peace and security in the country.