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Meaning of irenics

i•ren•ics

Pronunciation: (ī-ren'iks, ī-rē'niks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
  1. the branch of theology dealing with the promotion of peace and conciliation among Christian churches. Cf. polemics (def. 2).
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