Peacekeeping meaning

pēs'kē'pĭng
The definition of peacekeeping is the behavior of trying to prevent fighting, especially of trying to prevent war between nations.

When a person is given the responsibility to keep two groups from fighting, this is an example of a peacekeeping mission.

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Peacekeeping is the process of maintaining peace.

When the U.S. tries to broker a deal to keep Israel and Pakistan from going to war with each other, this is an example of peacekeeping.

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Of or relating to the preservation of peace, especially the supervision by international forces of a truce between hostile nations.
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Of or relating to the process of maintaining peace, specif., of the reduction or elimination of armed conflict by the use of neutral troops to enforce a truce or separate hostile groups.

UN peacekeeping forces.

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Such a process.
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The act of preserving peace, specifically between hostile groups or states, especially by a sanctioned military force. [from 17th c.]
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Origin of peacekeeping

  • From peace +"Ž keeping, after keep the peace.
    From Wiktionary