One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Theology. A state of harmony among all creatures, originally and especially as prophesied in Isaiah 11:1–9; a realization of this, as posited in utopian theologies such as that of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Also (chiefly US) in extended use.
2(A name for) Canada.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in The Holy Bible, conteyning the old testament and the new. From peaceable + kingdom.
peaceable kingdom/ˌpiːsəbl ˈkɪŋdəm/
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