peacetime

noun peace·time \ ˈpēs-ˌtīm \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of peacetime

: a time when a nation is not at war

Examples of peacetime in a Sentence

  1. The size of the army was reduced during peacetime.

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First Known Use of peacetime

circa 1534

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  • : a period of time during which a country is not fighting a war


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