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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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A curious feeling of peacefulness came over me and I thought that I must be under the influence of some cordial.
He was puzzled for a time by the immense peacefulness in the quality of the world, and then he perceived that the roar of the cataract was no longer in his ears.
On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
The idea of being again surrounded by those honest faces, shining welcome on me; of renewing the peacefulness of the sweet Sunday morning, when the bells were ringing, the stones dropping in the water, and the shadowy ships breaking through the mist; of roaming up and down with little Em'ly, telling her my troubles, and finding charms against them in the shells and pebbles on the beach; made a calm in my heart.
'The global peace index (GPI) which measures the relative positions of nations and peacefulness of regions has in the past decades presented trends of increased global violence and less peacefulness in several countries, 'Shilunga told fellow women attending the march.
Released by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI ranks countries according to their level of peacefulness based on three domains: level of safety and security, extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict and degree of militarization.
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Four of the nine regions in the world improved in peacefulness in 2019: Russia and Eurasia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Mena.
This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Bangladesh has ranked 101st out of 163 countries with a global score of 2.128 while in last year its position was 93 with the score of 2.084, according to the report.
The index ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness using 23 different qualitative and quantitative indicators.
Cyprus was 63rd among 163 states and territories ranked globally according to their level of peacefulness, and the island ranked 30 out of 36 countries in Europe, a newly published Global Peace Index (GPI) reported.
Global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years, but the world continues to be less peaceful than a decade ago, the survey has found.