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pax

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noun \ˈpaks, ˈpäks\

Definition of pax

  1. 1 :  a tablet decorated with a sacred figure (as of Christ) and sometimes ceremonially kissed by participants at mass

  2. 2 :  the kiss of peace in the Mass

  3. 3 :  peace; especially capitalized :  a period of general stability in international affairs under the influence of dominant military power —usually used in combination with a latinized name <Pax Americana>



Origin of pax

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, peace — more at peace


First Known Use: 14th century

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