The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation.
- The act of pacifying or the condition of being pacified; appeasement.
- Reduction, as of a rebellious district, to peaceful submission: "Real pacification is hard to get in the Vietnamese countryside” ( McGeorge Bundy).
- Practical measures or policy aiming to effect this type of submission.
- A peace treaty: the Pacification of Ghent.