[ pees-bil-ding ]

  1. an approach to humanitarian aid work with a primary focus on reducing or preventing violent conflict by building and supporting stable political and cultural institutions (often used attributively):The organization promotes peacebuilding as a way to resolve injustice in nonviolent ways.Our hope is that more governments will deploy peacebuilding approaches and resources when responding to conflict.

Origin of peacebuilding

First recorded in 1905–10; peace + building
  • Also peace-build·ing, peace build·ing .

Other words from peacebuilding

  • peace·build·er, noun

Words Nearby peacebuilding Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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