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keep the peace

verb agreement not to disturb, alliance not to disturb, armistice, calm, calmness, concord, cooperation, end of hostilities, end of unnest, end of violence, harmony, hush, lull, maintain quiet, neutrality, pact, quiet, quietness, rapport, reconciliation, serenity, silence, stillness, suspension of hostilities, treaty, truce, unanimity, unity
Associated concepts: law enforcement
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Hussain agreed to be bound over to keep the peace for 12 months.
lt;BPolice keep the peace at a protest at Newcastle's Monument involving Newcastle Unites, Migration and Asylum Justice Forum and the English Defence League.
District Judge Martin Walker said: "It was proposed that both defendants should be bound over to keep the peace because of the offence, the time of day and how short the incident was.
Kemp, who also had a public order charge against her dismissed, was bound over to keep the peace in the sum of pounds 100 for six months.
Familiarity with the prior Tinker will lend easy access to this ongoing story of Wolf, who rules under siege in Pittsburgh, now stranded on Elfhome, and who struggles to keep the peace between the humans and the fantasy world they've entered even as Tinker is facing a mystery of a growing discontinuity in Turtle Creek with nightmares of the future.
Although "much mightier" than them, he moved away to keep the peace.
She is also the keeper of Snow White's mirror, which helps her keep the peace between humans and Everafters.
The UN "was effectively paying the thugs not to shoot the [peacekeeping] soldiers coming in to keep the peace.
Perhaps the most valuable section in these three chapters is Catterall's creative and nuanced treatment of the methods that local authorities used to keep the peace and defuse violence.
The government order allows police and military officials to use force if necessary to keep the peace in the short term, but the president will need more than a big stick to mend relations and prevent another round of uprisings.
But the post-war anarchy in Iraq has also proven that you can't keep the peace that way.
The plaintiffs argue that the total lack of local police has a detrimental impact on a community's ability to keep the peace, and operates as an open invitation for importing alcohol and drugs--the primary factors in most Native village crimes.