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; especiallycapitalized : 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

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Origin and Etymology of pax

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


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