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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pacification \Pa*cif'i*ca"tion\, noun [L. pacificatio: cf. F. pacification. See {Pacify}.] The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation. "An embassy of pacification." --Bacon.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pacification

noun

1: the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined; "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants"; "his unsuccessful mollification of the mob" [syn: {pacification}, {mollification}]

2: a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th" [syn: {peace}, {peace treaty}, {pacification}]

3: actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency [syn: {pacification}, {counterinsurgency}]


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