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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