Legal Definition and Related Resources of Peace

Meaning of Peace

A state of repose and security and of public order and decorum. Public tranquility and obedience to law.

Peace Alternative Definition

(Law Fr, peas,’ pees; hat. pax). Quiet, orderly behavior; the quiet, orderly behavior of the citizens or subjects of a community towards one another, and towards the government, which is said to be broken by acts of a certain kind. See Breach of Peace. Defined in the old books, a quiet and harmless behavior toward the king and his people. Lambard, Eiren, lib. 1, c. 2; Cowell.

Synonyms of Peace


  • accord
  • adjustment of differences
  • agreement
  • alliance
  • amity
  • armistice
  • brotherhood
  • calm
  • calmness
  • coexistence
  • community of interests
  • conciliation
  • concord
  • concordance
  • concordancy
  • concordia
  • consentaneity
  • consentaneousness
  • cooperation
  • end of hostilities
  • fellowship
  • fraternalism
  • freedom from war
  • friendliness
  • friendship
  • good will
  • harmoniousness
  • harmony
  • hush
  • law and order
  • lull
  • neutrality
  • oneness
  • order
  • orderliness
  • otium
  • pacification
  • pact
  • pax
  • quiescence
  • quiet
  • quietness
  • rapport
  • reconciliation
  • repose
  • serenity
  • silence
  • stillness
  • suspension of hostilities
  • tranquility
  • treaty
  • truce
  • unanimity
  • unity
  • Associated Concepts: breach of the peace
  • disturbing the peace
  • peace officerforeign phrases: Pad sunt máxime contraria vis et injuria
  • Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace

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Peace in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Assembly, Breach Of The Peace, Censorship, Clerk Of The Peace, Constable, Disorderly Conduct, Disturbance, Security For Good Behavior, Hague Tribunal, Herald, , Justice Of The Peace, Keeping The Peace, Magistrate, Pacifist, Peace Officer, Police, Preventive Justice, Recognisance, Recorder, Regalia, , , Scold, Search Warrant.

Translate Disturbing the Peace from English to Spanish

Translation of Disturbing the Peace , with examples. More about free online translation into Spanish of Alteración del orden público and other legal terms is available here.


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PEACE in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of PEACE.


Legal English Vocabulary: War and peace in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term war and peace into Spanish: Guerra y paz (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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    Online translation of the English legal term peace into Spanish: paz (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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