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
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TSA screened a record-setting 17,089,533 aviation pax & crew – busiest week in TSA history.
Pax, the eponymous fox of Sara Pennypacker’s new novel, is built on the model of Hughes’s cub, half wild and half domesticated, a galvanic presence fit to join the ranks of fiction’s great foxes.
PAX attendees will have the opportunity to play these games and chat up the people who made them.
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