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peace offering

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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

First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for peace offering

Historical Examples

  • He even sent the sword of the Prince Imperial as a peace-offering.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 1 (of 6)

    Louis Creswicke

  • He was not to be sacrificed as a peace-offering to revengeful Rome.

  • And there is worse to tell: Beloved, they purpose to give me up as a peace-offering to Ithobal.

    Elissa

    H. Rider Haggard

  • We can now perceive the teaching of the peace-offering for Israel.

  • We are bringing him a peace-offering of fruits of the earth, Jack.


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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