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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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He pacified the protesters and asked the concerned officers to hold an inquiry and take action against doctors as per the rules.
When the body absorbs the nutritional value of the dates the feeling of hunger gets pacified With demand of various varieties of dates the prices also increase according to the quality and supply of the item.
It was the latest violence to hit one of Rio's pacified slums.
By 1900 the sea had been industrialized, the Basin pacified, and Arcachon was on its way to becoming France's second largest port.
Though observers decried the election as a sham, its conclusion offers the Russians an opportunity to declare Chechnya "pacified" and to clear out of an apparently endless and unwinnable war--one that has resulted in the deaths of some 6,000 Russian soldiers and an uncountable host of Chechen "rebels" and civilians.
He pacified us with a blunt and introduced us to Eric, a very talented skateboarder, we were told.
pacified those who had gobbled up the seemingly unmissable evens about Iceland.
We are rapidly approaching the state of the Romans, who pacified the mob by providing its members with free bread and circuses in which the most dreadful violence was ritually demonstrated.
There, the body count or the number of pacified hamlets was said to hold the answer, but it didn't.