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peace offering

noun
1.
any offering made to procure peace.
2.
a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11–18.
Origin of peace offering
1525-1535
1525-35
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  • Jefferson could but acknowledge the peace offering, which he did most gracefully, without mentioning Mrs. Adams.

    Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard
  • Smiling, though her lashes were damp, Emily accepted the peace offering.

    The Flying Mercury Eleanor M. Ingram
  • She lay thinking how she would greet William when he came in; she was sure he would bring the flowers as a peace offering to her.

    Professor Huskins Lettie M. Cummings
  • The head of Antony is the peace offering she would send to Csar—she for whom I have lost all!

    Cleopatra H. Rider Haggard
  • Nora was somewhat conscience stricken as she accepted the peace offering.

  • I think I'll send that Alexandrite as a sort of peace offering.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
British Dictionary definitions for peace offering

peace offering

noun
1.
something given to an adversary in the hope of procuring or maintaining peace
2.
(Judaism) a sacrificial meal shared between the offerer and Jehovah to intensify the union between them
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