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
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.
(Peace), v. t. & i. To make or become quiet; to be silent; to stop. [R.] "Peace your tattlings." Shak.
When the thunder would not peace at my bidding.Shak.
(Peace"a*ble) a. [OE. peisible, F. paisible.] Begin in or at peace; tranquil; quiet; free from,
or not disposed to, war, disorder, or excitement; not quarrelsome. Peace"a*ble*ness, n. Peace"a*bly,
Syn. Peaceful; pacific; tranquil; quiet; mild; undisturbed; serene; still. Peaceable, Peaceful. Peaceable
describes the state of an individual, nation, etc., in reference to external hostility, attack, etc.; peaceful,
in respect to internal disturbance. The former denotes "in the spirit of peace;" latter; "in the possession or
enjoyment of peace." A peaceable adjustment of difficulties; a peaceful life, scene.