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peace offering

n.
An offering made to an adversary in the interests of peace or reconciliation.
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peace offering

n
1. something given to an adversary in the hope of procuring or maintaining peace
2. (Judaism) Judaism a sacrificial meal shared between the offerer and Jehovah to intensify the union between them
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peace′ of`fering


n.
1. any offering made to procure peace.
2. a sacrificial offering made in order to assure communion with God. Ex. 20:24; Lev. 7:11–18.
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Noun1.peace offering - something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peacepeace offering - something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
offering, offer - something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"
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Translations

peace offering

n (fig) → dono in segno di riconciliazione
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References in classic literature ?
Will you, sir, accept the bird as a small peace offering for the hurt that prevented your own success?”
David brings burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.
She tries her best to apologise to Christina, but gets short shrift, despite buying her former friend peace offerings of flowers and chocolates.