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Origin of peacemaker

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at peace, maker
Related formspeace·mak·ing, noun, adjective

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Historical Examples of peacemaking

  • We heard of many more letters of defiance than of peacemaking and friendship.

  • The KLA stands to lose everything as a result of the latest bout of peacemaking.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • And then Paul's voice crying, "Yes, we've had enough of peacemaking!"

  • "And I am sure we ought to be very glad," murmured Sue in her humble, peacemaking accents—but even she looked disconcerted.

    Leonore Stubbs

    L. B. Walford

  • Marjory was bitterly disappointed at the failure of her peacemaking mission, for she had set out almost certain of success.

    Hunter's Marjory

    Margaret Bruce Clarke

British Dictionary definitions for peacemaking


  1. a person who establishes peace, esp between others
Derived Formspeacemaking, noun
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Word Origin and History for peacemaking



early 15c., from peace + maker.

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