Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A peacemaker, a pacifier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, pacifies; a peacemaker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A peacemaker; one who restores amity between contending parties or nations.

Etymologies

From Latin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The clamor against Blanco had resulted in his summary removal by royal decree and the appointment of a real "pacificator," Camilo Polavieja.

    The Social Cancer

  • Even the "pacificator" would have been employed for its extermination, if, for no other reason, because of the fancied resemblance which it had always worn to Brother Stevens -- a resemblance which occurred to him, perhaps, in consequence of the supposed similarity between the arts of the libertine and those for the entrapping of his victims which distinguish the labors of the spider.

    Charlemont; Or, the Pride of the Village. a Tale of Kentucky

  • Roman citizens, it must be confessed that the first of the emperors, the master, the pacificator, the legislator of the then known world, should not be placed absolutely on a level with a clerk to a comptroller-general in Gaul.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Guess who it is … When you want to know about the cause of a war, surch for the vaincquor even hidden beyond the mask of pacificator.

    More than a tragedy — a scandal « BuzzMachine

  • I think his Excellency Don Rafael Maroto, the pacificator of Spain, is an amiable character, for whom history has not been written in vain.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • It was ironic, as one American newspaper wrote, that "the wielder of the 'big stick' should be crowned as America's great pacificator."

    The Nobel Peace Prize: From Negotiations to Human Rights

  • On Joseph's arrival at Paris, Collot sent him the State bonds for the sum ordered, together with a very polite letter; but though he waited on the grand pacificator several times afterwards, all admittance was refused, until a douceur of one million of livres -- nearly L 42,000 -- of Collot's private profit opened the door.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • My LORD: -- Should Bonaparte again return here victorious, and a pacificator, great changes in our internal Government and constitution are expected, and will certainly occur.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • It must be clear to every reflecting person that by always proposing what he knew could not be honourably acceded to, he kept up the appearance of being a pacificator, while at the same time he ensured to himself the pleasure of carrying on the war.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • On returning from Leoben, a conqueror and pacificator, he, without ceremony, took possession of Venice, changed the established government, and, master of all the Venetian territory, found himself, in the negotiations of Campo

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

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