a pacifying or being pacified
Origin of pacificationFrench ; from Classical Latin pacificatio
- The act of pacifying or the condition of being pacified; appeasement.
- a. Reduction, as of a rebellious district, to peaceful submission: “Hadrian waged a brutal war of pacification against tenacious peasants of Judaea” (Kenneth W. Harl).b. Practical measures or policy aiming to effect this type of submission.
- often Pacification A peace treaty: the Pacification of Ghent.