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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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While insisting that offenders will be dealt with accordingly, he said that the police will not in any way harass law-abiding citizens but will only out keep the peace and ensure that everybody including politicians and even the security operatives plays according to the rule.
Leaders from every country have called for us all to keep the peace in Hodeida," he said.
Hussain agreed to be bound over to keep the peace for 12 months.
<BPolice keep the peace at a protest at Newcastle's Monument involving Newcastle Unites, Migration and Asylum Justice Forum and the English Defence League.
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A MAN caught on CCTV committing sex acts with a woman on a main Middlesbrough road has been bound over to keep the peace.
So, to 'keep the peace', the singer and pop star has agreed to let them stay with Ashley for a few days on his return to London.
Here on Wii, the remote gives you all the motion-sensing functionality to fight, dash, jump and kill like a true assassin, as you do all you can to keep the peace in feudal Japan.
But he isn't holidaying abroad - he is planning a secret yuletide visit to our brave troops as they keep the peace in strife-ridden Kosovo.
David Robert McKernan, aged 20, of Hockley Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, breach of the peace, breach of binding over to keep the peace, bound over to keep the peace in the sum of pounds 150 for 12 months, ordered to pay pounds 60.
Keep The Peace Race 8 Keeneland Just missed making it three from three in a Grade 2 on her last start and has the speed to make all.
A mum has been bound over to keep the peace after charges of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer were dismissed.