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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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The First Amendment secures 'the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances,' and the Fourth safeguards '[t]he right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.'"
The police cut through chains between the protesters using a handsaw but the demonstrators did cooperate with the police and were arrested peaceably.'
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It allows parents who think children should be encouraged to use their imaginations to coexist peaceably with those who think imaginative play is dangerous and sinful.
House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro proposed to insert the word 'responsible' in Article III, Sec 4 of the Constitution, making it: 'No law shall be passed abridging the 'responsible exercise' of freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.'
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting tile free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of this people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I'm for a private gallery's right to display outrage, and an offended public's fight to picket peaceably.