peace-keeping

peacekeeping

[pees-kee-ping]
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:
1960–65; peace + keeping

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peacekeeping (ˈpiːsˌkiːpɪŋ)
 
n
a.  the maintenance of peace, esp the prevention of further fighting between hostile forces in an area
 b.  (as modifier): a UN peacekeeping force
 
'peacekeeper
 
n

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