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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peace n.  A state of quiet or tranquillity; freedom from disturbance or agitation; calm; repose; specifically: (a) Exemption from, or cessation of, war with public enemies. (b) Public quiet, order, and contentment in obedience to law. (c) Exemption from, or subjection of, agitating passions; tranquillity of mind or conscience. (d) Reconciliation; agreement after variance; harmony; concord. “The eternal love and pees.”
 Note:Peace is sometimes used as an exclamation in commanding silence, quiet, or order. Peace! foolish woman.”
 At peace, in a state of peace.
 Breach of the peace. See under Breach.
 Justice of the peace. See under Justice.
 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.
 Peace offering. (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.
 Peace officer, a civil officer whose duty it is to preserve the public peace, to prevent riots, etc., as a polliceman, sheriff or constable.
 To hold one's peace, to be silent; to refrain from speaking.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 peace offering
      n : something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining
          peace [syn: olive branch]