Definition of Peaceable

1. Adjective. Inclined or disposed to peace. "Peace-loving citizens"

Exact synonyms: Peace-loving
Similar to: Peaceful
Derivative terms: Peaceableness

2. Adjective. Not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war. "Peaceful sleep"

3. Adjective. Disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature. "In a peaceable and orderly manner"
Exact synonyms: Pacific
Similar to: Peaceful
Derivative terms: Peaceableness

Definition of Peaceable

1. a. Begin in or at peace; tranquil; quiet; free from, or not disposed to, war, disorder, or excitement; not quarrelsome.

Definition of Peaceable

1. Adjective. Favouring peace rather than conflict; not aggressive, tending to avoid violence (of people, actions etc.). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Characterized by peace; peaceful, tranquil. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

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Definition of Peaceable

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peaceable

peace in our time
peace initiative
peace lily
peace march
peace of mind
peace offering
peace officer
peace out
peace pipe
peace pipes
peace process
peace processes
peace sign
peace treaties
peace treaty
peaceable (current term)
peaceful coexistence

Literary usage of Peaceable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"Was the plaintiff, for five days prior to the entry of the defendant, in the peaceable and actual possession of the land? and. second, Was the entry of the ..."

2. Sermons by Joseph Butler, Samuel Clarke (1827)
"A quiet and peaceable life," by way of distinction, surely, from eager tumultuary pursuits in our private capacity, as well as in opposition both to our ..."

3. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Ellen Mackay Hutchinson (1889)
""peaceable SEPARATION" MOOTED BY THE ABOLITIONISTS OP 1845. [From the Same.] THE levers of disunion ready to the hands of the Massachusetts abolitionists ..."

4. Of the imitation of Christ, four books, by Thomas à Kempis by Thomas (1878)
"Of a good and peaceable Man. IRST, keep thyself in peace and then shalt thou be able to ... A peaceable man doth more good than he that is well learned. ..."

5. The Works of George Bull: D. D., Lord Bishop of St. David's by George Bull, Edward Burton, Robert Nelson (1827)
"... be made for all men ; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. ..."

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