pax

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pax

noun \ˈpaks, ˈpäks\

Definition of PAX

1
:  a tablet decorated with a sacred figure (as of Christ) and sometimes ceremonially kissed by participants at mass
2
:  the kiss of peace in the Mass
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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