peaceable

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adjective peace·able \ˈpē-sə-bəl\

Definition of peaceable

  1. 1a :  disposed to peace :  not contentious or quarrelsomeb :  quietly behaved

  2. 2 :  free from strife or disorder

peaceableness

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peaceably

play \ˈpē-sə-blē\ adverb

Examples of peaceable in a Sentence

  1. He has a peaceable nature.

  2. The crowd dispersed in a peaceable manner.

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First Known Use of peaceable

14th century


PEACEABLE Defined for English Language Learners

peaceable

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Definition of peaceable for English Language Learners

  • : not liking or wanting to fight or argue

  • : not involving violence or fighting


PEACEABLE Defined for Kids

peaceable

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adjective peace·able \ˈpē-sə-bəl\

Definition of peaceable for Students

  1. 1 :  peaceful 1

  2. 2 :  peaceful 3


Law Dictionary

peaceable

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adjective peace·able \ˈpē-sə-bəl\

Legal Definition of peaceable

  1. :  marked by freedom from dispute, strife, violence, or disorder the right to peaceable assembly peaceable possession

peaceably

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