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peace Idioms & Phrases


At peace

  • adjective satellite dead
    gone; departed; at rest; asleep; deceased.
    • he is deceased
    • our dear departed friend
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  • in a state of peace.
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Breach of peace

  • disorderly conduct, disturbing the public peace.
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Breach of the peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; breach of the peace.
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  • . See under Breach.
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Commission of the peace

  • a commission under the great seal, constituting one or more persons justices of the peace. Eng.
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disturbance of the peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; breach of the peace.
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Justice of the peace

  • noun a local magistrate with limited powers
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  • (Law), a judicial officer or subordinate magistrate appointed for the conservation of the peace in a specified district, with other incidental powers specified in his commission. In the United States a justice of the peace has jurisdiction to adjudicate certain minor cases, commit offenders, etc.
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kiss of peace

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
    pax.
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make peace

  • verb end hostilities
    • The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace
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make-peace

  • noun someone who tries to bring peace
    peacemaker; conciliator; reconciler; pacifier.
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Make"-peace` noun
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  1. A peacemaker. R. Shak.
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peace advocacy

  • noun any policy that advocates maintaining peaceful international relations
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peace corps

  • noun a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries
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peace garden state

  • noun a state of north central United States bordering on Canada
    ND; North Dakota.
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peace initiative

  • noun opening move in negotiating a peace treaty
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peace lily

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Spathiphyllum having a white or green spathe and a spike of fragrant flowers and often cultivated as an ornamental
    spathe flower; spathiphyllum.
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peace march

  • noun a protest march against (a particular) war and in favor of peace
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Peace of God

  • . (Law) (a) A term used in wills, indictments, etc., as denoting a state of peace and good conduct. (b) (Theol.) The peace of heart which is the gift of God.
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peace of mind

  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; repose; serenity; heartsease.
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peace of westphalia

  • noun the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
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Peace offering

  • noun something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
    olive branch.
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  • . (a) (Jewish Antiq.) A voluntary offering to God in token of devout homage and of a sense of friendly communion with Him . (b) A gift or service offered as satisfaction to an offended person.
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Peace officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; lawman.
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  • a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a sheriff or constable.
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peace pipe

  • noun a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
    peace pipe; calumet.
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peace process

  • noun any social process undertaken by governments who want their citizens to believe they are trying to avoid armed hostilities
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peace treaty

  • noun a treaty to cease hostilities
    pacification; peace.
    • peace came on November 11th
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peace-loving

  • adjective satellite inclined or disposed to peace
    peaceable.
    • they met in a peaceable spirit
    • peace-loving citizens
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pipe of peace

  • noun a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
    peace pipe; calumet.
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Sessions of the peace

  • sittings held by justices of the peace. Eng.
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To hold one's peace

  • to be silent; to refrain from speaking.
  • to keep silence. -
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To keep the peace

  • (Law), to avoid or to prevent a breach of the peace.
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To make one's peace with

  • to reconcile one with, to plead one's cause with, or to become reconciled with, another. "I will make your peace with him." Shak.
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To smoke the pipe of peace

  • to smoke from the same pipe in token of amity or preparatory to making a treaty of peace, a custom of the American Indians.
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To swear the peace against one

  • to make oath that one is under the actual fear of death or bodily harm from the person, in which case the person must find sureties that he will keep the peace.
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Wand of peace

  • (Scots Law), a wand, or staff, carried by the messenger of a court, which he breaks when deforced (that is, hindered from executing process), as a symbol of the deforcement, and protest for remedy of law.
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