Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An act of appeasing.
  • n. The condition of being appeased.
  • n. The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being appeased; the policy of giving in to demands in order to preserve the peace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased; pacification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of appeasing, or the state of being appeased, or in peace; pacification.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

Etymologies

From Old French apaisement (Wiktionary)

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