The act of appeasing or even the state to be appeased pacification
- the act of appeasing (as by acceding to your demands of)
- The act of appeasing, or even the condition of being appeased; pacification.
mid-15c., "pacification," from Middle French apeisement, Old French apaisement "appeasement, calming," noun of action from apaisier (see appease). First recorded 1919 in intercontinental political sense; perhaps not pejorative until failure of Chamberlain's plan toward Germany in 1939 (ways of appeasement ended up being Chamberlain's description of his policy).
(letter.) The act of appeasing, or even the state of being appeased; pacification.
It undoubtedly existed in pre-exilian Israel, especially in times of crisis or calamity, for the appeasement of an offended deity (2 Sam.