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[pees-kee-ping] /ˈpisˌki pɪŋ/

the maintenance of international and security by the deployment of military forces in a particular area:
the United Nations’ efforts toward peacekeeping.
an instance of this.
for or pertaining to peacekeeping:
peacekeeping forces.


also peacekeeping, 1961 in the international sense, from peace + keeping, verbal noun from keep (v.). Earlier “preservation of law and order” (mid-15c.). Related: Peace-keeper (1570s).


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