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peacekeeping

[pees-kee-ping] /ˈpisˌki pɪŋ/
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
3.
for or pertaining to peacekeeping:
peacekeeping forces.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; peace + keeping
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British Dictionary definitions for peace-keeping

peacekeeping

/ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
  2. (as modifier): a UN peacekeeping force
Derived Forms
peacekeeper, noun
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Word Origin and History for peace-keeping
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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