peace offering
noun Date: circa 1530 a gift or service for the purpose of procuring peace or reconciliation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Peace offering — Peace Peace, n. [OE. pees, pais, OF. pais, paiz, pes, F. paix, L. pax, pacis, akin to pacere, paciscere, pacisci, to make an agreement, and prob. also pangere to fasten. Cf. {Appease}, {Fair}, a., {Fay}, v., {Fang}, {Pacify}, {Pact}, {Pay} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peace offering — n. [used to transl. Heb shelem, lit., thank offering] 1. an offering or sacrifice in thanksgiving to God: Ezek. 45:15 2. an offering made to maintain or bring about peace …   English World dictionary

  • peace offering — peace offerings N COUNT: usu sing You can use peace offering to refer to something that you give someone to show that you want to end the quarrel between you. A peace offering, Roberts said as he handed the box of cigars to Cohen …   English dictionary

  • peace offering — index reparation (indemnification) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • peace offering — peace .offering n something you give to someone to show them that you are sorry and want to be friendly, after you have annoyed or upset them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace offering — peace ,offering noun count INFORMAL something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • peace offering — ► NOUN ▪ a conciliatory gift …   English terms dictionary

  • peace offering — noun something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace • Syn: ↑olive branch • Hypernyms: ↑offer, ↑offering * * * noun, pl ⋯ ings [count] : a gift that is given as a way of apologizing or making peace After our last argument, I sent …   Useful english dictionary

  • peace offering — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms peace offering : singular peace offering plural peace offerings informal something that you give to someone to show that you are sorry after you have annoyed or upset them …   English dictionary

  • peace offering — noun (C) informal something you give to someone to show them that you are sorry and want to be friendly, after you have annoyed or upset them: I took along a box of chocolates as a peace offering …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • peace offering — peace′ of fering n. 1) any offering made to procure peace 2) bib a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11–18 • Etymology: 1525–35 …   From formal English to slang

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