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What is peace?

Oxford English dictionary definition

peace • noun 1. freedom from disturbance; tranquillity; 2. freedom from or the ending of war; 3 (the peace) Christian Church an action such as a handshake, signifying unity, performed during the Eucharist.

—PHRASES: at peace 1. free from anxiety or distress; 2. dead (euphemistic); hold one's peace remain silent; keep the peace refrain or prevent others from disturbing civil order; make (one's) peace become reconciled.

—ORIGIN: Old French pais, from Latin pax.

Everyone has their own idea about what peace is all about. Some see it as the mere absence of violence, where as others consider peace to encompass other themes such as tolerance, understanding and respect.