Etymology
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pacification (n.)

"a setting at peace," mid-15c., pacificacioun, from Old French pacification "act of making peaceful" (15c.) and directly from Latin pacificationem (nominative pacificatio) "a peace-making," noun of action from past-participle stem of pacificare "to pacify" (see pacify). As "military operation designed to secure local cooperation in an area where enemy forces are thought to be active," by 1946.

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Definitions of pacification

pacification (n.)
the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined;
a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants
Synonyms: mollification
pacification (n.)
a treaty to cease hostilities;
Synonyms: peace / peace treaty
pacification (n.)
actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency;
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