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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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Manila The Philippine government has asked a formerly separatist Muslim rebel group to resolve in-fighting and the status of a renegade commander, but gave assurance it will continue holding peace talks with the mainstream group and not with any of its factions, a local paper said.
Rashid concluded by saying that holding peace talks in secret, spread over the course of the coming two years, would be the best solution in this case.
He said "It is the responsibility of MQM, PPP and ANP to work for holding peace, tranquility and progress of the area.
ISLAMABAD -- Punjab Minister of Interior Col (Retd), Shujja Khanzada on Monday said that war on terrorism will continue for holding peace in the country.
The attack came on the day when the government committee formed for holding peace talks with Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have demanded a ceasefire by the militants to further carry on the peace dialogue process.
6 ( ANI ): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said internal consultations on holding peace talks with the government were in progress, but no final decision has been made as yet.
Hinting at the government's approach in holding peace talks with the MILF, Aquino said: "It [the government's position] will no longer change.
The Israeli government is mulling over holding peace negotiations with Lebanon by reviving one of the 1949 Armistice Commissions, according to Israeli news reports Wednesday.
The United States had cut back sharply on drone strikes in Pakistan after the PML-N government asked for restraint while it is holding peace talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban.
Addressing a news conference here at Jinnah house, he claimed the government was following the agenda of PTI for holding peace talks, adding that dialogues are the best mode to understand the viewpoint of Taliban.
1 ( ANI ): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has denied media reports that the government was holding peace talks with the terrorist group.
The cabinet stopped short of taking a decision on release of Palestinian prisoners, prior to holding peace negotiations with the Palestinians.