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irenicon Line breaks: ire¦ni|con
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈriːnɪkɒn/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

(also eirenicon)

Definition of irenicon in English:


A proposal made as a means of achieving peace.
Example sentences
  • We can hardly open a Review without seeing a new Eirenicon between Science and Religion.
  • And yet the book is of value, and of value really as an eirenicon.
  • On the other hand, the convert Dryden’s personal confession of faith was, at the same time, an eirenicon to the church of England from the catholic side.


Early 17th century (as irenicon): from Greek eirēnikon, neuter of eirēnikos 'promoting peace', from eirēnē 'peace'. Compare with irenic.

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