|1.||[ noun ] (sociology) the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined|
"a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants" "his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"
|Related terms:||appeasement pacify|
|2.||[ noun ] (law,writing) a treaty to cease hostilities|
"peace came on November 11th"
|Related terms:||treaty peace_of_westphalia treaty_of_versailles pacify|
|3.||[ noun ] (politics) actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency|
|Related terms:||conflict insurgency|
|4.||[ noun ] actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency|