peace-keeping


peace-keeping

noun

  1. the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations’ efforts toward peacekeeping.
  2. an instance of this.

adjective

  1. for or pertaining to peacekeeping: peacekeeping forces.

noun

    1. the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
    2. (as modifier)a UN peacekeeping force

n.also peacekeeping, 1961 in the international sense, from peace + keeping, verbal noun from keep (v.). Earlier “preservation of law and order” (mid-15c.). Related: Peace-keeper (1570s).

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