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peacetime

[pees-tahym] /ˈpisˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
a time or period of peace:
a large navy even in peacetime.
adjective
2.
of or for such a period:
peacetime uses of atomic energy.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; peace + time
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British Dictionary definitions for peace-time

peacetime

/ˈpiːsˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
  1. a period without war; time of peace
  2. (as modifier): a peacetime agreement
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Word Origin and History for peace-time

peacetime

n.

also peace-time, 1550s, from peace + time (n.).

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