peace of God

Definition of peace of God

1 : the peace of heart which is the gift of God
2 or Peace of God : an exemption from attack in feudal warfare urged by the church beginning in the latter part of the 9th century for all consecrated persons and places and later for all who claimed the protection of the church (as pilgrims, the poor) — compare truce of god

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“Peace of God.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peace%20of%20God. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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