Meaning of PACIFICATION in English


ˌpasəfə̇ˈkāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle French, from Latin pacification-, pacificatio, from pacificatus (past participle of pacificare to pacify) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at pacify

1. : the act or process of achieving or restoring peace : elimination of disturbance : tranquilization , subdual

from the tumult of Hell, through the gradual pacification of Purgatory, to the perfect peace of Paradise — G.G.Coulton

seven million Arabs and Berbers, whose pacification had been completed only eight years before — C.R.Codman

2. : a treaty of peace

the Pacification of Ghent

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