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noun

any offering made to procure peace.
a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Exodus 20:24; Leviticus 7:11–18.

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Origin of peace offering

First recorded in 1525–35
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British Dictionary definitions for peace offering

peace offering

noun

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