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Peace Corps


      n   an agency of the U.S. government that sends American volunteers to developing countries, where they work on educational and other projects: established in 1961  
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a    the state existing during the absence of war  
b    (as modifier)  
peace negotiations     
2    modifier   denoting a person or thing symbolizing support for international peace  
peace women     
3    often cap   a treaty marking the end of a war  
4    a state of harmony between people or groups; freedom from strife  
5    law and order within a state; absence of violence or other disturbance  
a breach of the peace     
6    absence of mental anxiety (often in the phrase peace of mind)  
7    a state of stillness, silence, or serenity  
8    at peace  
a    in a state of harmony or friendship  
b    in a state of serenity  
c    dead  
the old lady is at peace now     
9    hold or keep one's peace   to keep silent  
10    keep the peace   to maintain or refrain from disturbing law and order  
11    make one's peace with   to become reconciled with  
12    make peace   to bring hostilities to an end  
13    intr  
Obsolete except as an imperative   to be or become silent or still  
     (C12: from Old French pais, from Latin pax)  

bird of peace  
      n      a figurative name for       dove   1       1  
breach of the peace  
      n     (Law)   an offence against public order causing an unnecessary disturbance of the peace  
justice of the peace  
      n   a lay magistrate, appointed by the crown or acting ex officio, whose function is to preserve the peace in his area, try summarily such cases as are within his jurisdiction, and perform miscellaneous administrative duties  
justice of the peace court  
      n   (in Scotland, formerly) a court with limited criminal jurisdiction held by justices of the peace in counties: replaced in 1975 by the district court  
king's peace  
1    (in early medieval England) the protection secured by the king for particular people or places  
2    (in medieval England) the general peace secured to the entire realm by the law administered in the king's name  
partnerships for peace  
      n   a subsidiary organization of NATO, comprising former Warsaw Pact countries that wish to be allied with NATO but have not been granted full NATO membership: established in 1994  
Peace Corps  
      n   an agency of the U.S. government that sends American volunteers to developing countries, where they work on educational and other projects: established in 1961  
peace dividend  
      n   additional money available to a government from cuts in defence expenditure because of the end of a period of hostilities  
peace offering  
1    something given to an adversary in the hope of procuring or maintaining peace  
2      (Judaism)   a sacrificial meal shared between the offerer and Jehovah to intensify the union between them  
peace pipe  
      n   a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp. as a token of peace,   (Also called)    calumet, pipe of peace  
Peace River  
      n   a river in W Canada, rising in British Columbia as the Finlay River and flowing northeast into the Slave River. Length: 1715 km (1065 miles)  
peace sign  
      n   a gesture made with the palm of the hand outwards and the index and middle fingers raised in a V  
   See also       V-sign       2  
Prince of Peace  
      n     (Bible)   the future Messiah (Isaiah 9:6): held by Christians to be Christ  

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1    accord, agreement, amity, concord, harmony  
2    armistice, cessation of hostilities, conciliation, pacification, treaty, truce  
3    calm, composure, contentment, placidity, relaxation, repose, serenity  
4    calm, calmness, hush, peacefulness, quiet, quietude, repose, rest, silence, stillness, tranquillity  

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