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- Peaceful, conciliatory; promoting peace, especially over theological or ecclesiastical disputes.
- 2003: [Andrew Marvell's] irenical moral is the interdependence, if insurmountable quarrelsomeness, of both elements in man's divided nature, rather as in a stormy marriage. — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 40)
- irenical in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911