peacekeeping 1961, from PEACE (Cf. peace) + keeper, agent noun from KEEP (Cf. keep) (v.).

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  • peacekeeping — [pēs′kēp΄iŋ] adj. of or relating to the process of maintaining peace, specif., of the reduction or elimination of armed conflict by the use of neutral troops to enforce a truce or separate hostile groups [UN peacekeeping forces]: also written… …   English World dictionary

  • peacekeeping — ► NOUN ▪ the active maintenance of a truce, especially by an international military force. DERIVATIVES peacekeeper noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Peacekeeping — United Nations soldiers, part of United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, monitoring the Eritrea Ethiopia boundary. Warfare …   Wikipedia

  • peacekeeping — [[t]pi͟ːskiːpɪŋ[/t]] also peace keeping N UNCOUNT: usu N n A peacekeeping force is a group of soldiers that is sent to a country where there is war or fighting, in order to try to prevent more violence. Peacekeeping forces are usually made up of… …   English dictionary

  • peacekeeping — /pees kee ping/, n. 1. the maintenance of international peace and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area: the United Nations efforts toward peacekeeping. 2. an instance of this. adj. 3. for or pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • peacekeeping — I noun the activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations) • Syn: ↑peacekeeping mission, ↑peacekeeping operation • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces …   Useful english dictionary

  • Peacekeeping — Norwegischer Blauhelm Soldat während der Belagerung von Sarajevo Nepa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peacekeeping —    Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russian military remained ensconced in a number of conflict zones across post Soviet space. While Russia no longer had the legal right to intervene in the security of its neighbors,… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • peacekeeping — peace|keep|ing [ˈpi:sˌki:pıŋ] adj [only before noun] peacekeeping force/troops etc a group of soldiers who are sent to a place in order to stop two opposing groups from fighting each other ▪ The United Nations has decided to send a peacekeeping… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peacekeeping — peace|keep|ing [ pis,kipıŋ ] noun uncount often before noun military efforts to prevent war, especially between groups who have been fighting: A UN peacekeeping force has been sent there. a peacekeeping mission/operation …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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