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1. 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.
3. often Pacification A peace treaty: the Pacification of Ghent.

pa·cif′i·ca′tor (pə-sĭf′ĭ-kā′tər) n.
pa·cif′i·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.
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36) It is particularly appropriate for analyzing social and political orientations to peace-from active, positive, nonviolent reactions to the passive, pacificatory acquiescence in a negative "peace.
Even though war can be pacified with the help of mnemotechnics, every pacificatory effort will at some point run aground.
It must be admitted that a great result has been obtained here merely by the adoption of pacificatory measures and proving that what we promise we actually perform.