the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
(often initial capital letter) an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations, groups, etc., to end hostilities and abstain from further fighting or antagonism:
the Peace of Ryswick.
a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations:
Try to live in peace with your neighbors.
the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security:
He was arrested for being drunk and disturbing the peace.
cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
freedom of the mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, an obsession, etc.; tranquillity; serenity.
a state of tranquillity or serenity:
May he rest in peace.
(used to express greeting or farewell or to request quietness or silence).
verb (used without object), peaced, peacing.
Obsolete. to be or become silent.
in a state or relationship of nonbelligerence or concord; not at war.
untroubled; tranquil; content.
hold /keep one’s peace, to refrain from or cease speaking; keep silent:
He told her to hold her peace until he had finished.
keep the peace, to maintain order; cause to refrain from creating a disturbance:
Several officers of the law were on hand to keep the peace.
make one’s peace with, to become reconciled with:
He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.
make peace, to ask for or arrange a cessation of hostilities or antagonism.Jesus declared that those dedicated to overcoming conflicts and making peace between individuals, within and between families, in the wider society, and between the nations of humanity, are both blessed by God and especially close and dear to him, as children to a father. If we ask why this should be so, it is because the ‘grand narrative’ of Christian theology tells of humanity dwelling in an ideal ‘Garden of Eden’ in peace and harmony among one another, with Nature and with the Creator God.