peacekeeping

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From peace +‎ keeping, after keep the peace.

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peacekeeping ‎(usually uncountable, plural peacekeepings)

  1. The act of preserving peace, specifically between hostile groups or states, especially by a sanctioned military force. [from 17th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 378:
      Peacekeeping is one of the things that the United Nations, for all its foibles, does well.
  2. (as a noun modifier) (for example) a peacekeeping force.

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