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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
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A special event: "Uncovering the truth - transitional justice in the changing Arab countries: Rape in the hands of the tyrant' weapon of war/weapon of suppression of an entire people" organised by Observatory of Gender in Times of Crisis and Ara Pacis Initiative will be held in the afternoon, with the participation of President Mohamed Magharief, Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate, Annick Cojean, French journalist, author of "The Prey - in the Harem of Ghaddafi" and other personalities.
3) Of the many translations and edited publications of this work, I prefer Hugo Grotius, De lure ac Pacis Libri Tres, vol.
Grotius, Hugo (2001), On the Law of War and Peace, (translated from the original Latin De Jure Belli ac Pacis and slightly abridged by A.
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), a man of immense erudition and poignant political experience, whose masterpiece De Iure Belli et Pacis comprises a critical synthesis of traditional teachings detached from but not uninfluenced by theology and based on natural law.
In Rome, the bold initiatives of a progressive mayor, Walter Veltroni, were cancelled by the reactionary incumbent, Gianni Alemanno, who even promised to demolish Richard Meier's Ara Pacis Museum building.
during the rule of the emperor Septimius Severus, the map was originally hung on a wall in the Templum Pacis (Temple of Peace), which stood in the middle of an enclosure called Forum of Peace.
In 2006, the city of Rome's museum system acquired new prestigious spaces, such as the Museo dell'Ara Pacis and the Museo Carlo Bilotti, the latter housed in the former orangery of Villa Borghese.
3) The precinct has been read by scholars within the context of Flavian ideology, and is interpreted as promoting connections with Augustus, the Ara Pacis and the Forum Augustum whilst distancing the new emperor from Nero, who had sequestered the very works put on public display by Vespasian within the Templum.
He has famously said that if he had the funds he would demolish its most controversial modern museum, the Ara Pacis.
and we sense the wondrous possibilities that open up before us when our hearts are converted to God's truth, to his design for each of us and our world" (Regina Pacis Centre).
The site has recently produced quite remarkable finds of marble decoration of the highest quality, providing new insights into the development of Roman relief sculpture at the highest level, comparable in quality with that unique Augustan monument in Rome, the Ara Pacis.
Benedict then travelled to the capital some 30 kilometres (18 miles) away for his first stop, the Regina Pacis centre for the handicapped.