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pax

 (păks)
n.
1. Ecclesiastical
a. A small flat tablet adorned with a sacred image that worshipers kiss when offered the kiss of peace.
b. The kiss of peace.
2. Pax A time of wide-ranging stability when there is only a single dominant power. Used with a Latinized name: "Editorials lauding the civilizing influence of Pax Britannica were met with ... a crushing disinterest from most of the public" (Nisid Hajari).

[Medieval Latin pāx, from Latin, peace; see pag- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, on the model of Late Latin pāx (Rōmāna), the Roman peace, state of security obtaining under Roman rule, alteration of Latin (Rōmāna) pāx.]

pax

(pæks)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church
a. a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
b. a small metal or ivory plate, often with a representation of the Crucifixion, formerly used to convey the kiss of peace from the celebrant at Mass to those attending it, who kissed the plate in turn
interj
school slang Brit a call signalling an end to hostilities or claiming immunity from the rules of a game: usually accompanied by a crossing of the fingers
[Latin: peace]

Pax

(pæks)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of peace. Greek counterpart: Irene
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a period of general peace, esp one in which there is one dominant nation
[Latin: peace]

PAX

abbreviation for
(Telecommunications) private automatic exchange
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pax - (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
greeting, salutation - (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Translations

pax

[pæks] N
1. pax! (Brit) → ¡me rindo!
2. (Rel) → beso m de la paz

pax

interj (Brit) → Friede
References in classic literature ?
uf, and he brought out his pax vobiscum, to which he, in a good measure, trusted for supporting his character, with more anxiety and hesitation than had hitherto accompanied it.
If you go or come, eat or drink, bless or ban, Pax vobiscum carries you through it all.
Farewell, uncle,'' added Wamba; ``and remember Pax vobiscum.
The PAX / K-HOLE collaboration will be limited to 10 hand-customized devices and incorporate the famous K-HOLE touch.
The timing is perfect for us to introduce PAX in the UK and Germany," said James Monsees, CEO and co-founder, PAX Labs.
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There are peace studies institutes, there are peace studies curricula, there are centers for social concerns on campuses, there's Catholic Relief Services, there's Pax Christi--all this stuff.
Pax Christi (Peace of Christ) came into being when a group of Catholics in France and Germany prayed for forgiveness for the slaughter in World War II and vowed to work for reconciliation and peace.
cable operator, now brings Pax TV to those of its 1.
Chau's appointment, PAX has shown its commitment to the operations in the United States of America and Canada.
With technology becoming more integrated in our daily lives, we aim to create pioneering products that are both functional and an expression of personal style," said Richard Mumby, Chief Marketing Officer of PAX Labs, Inc.