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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 ?
The harebrained self-conceit which had emboldened Wamba to undertake this dangerous office, was scarce sufficient to support him when he found himself in the presence of a man so dreadful, and so much dreaded, as Reginald Front-de-B 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.
``If such prove the case,'' said the master, ``my religious orders are soon taken Pax vobiscum.
``Farewell, uncle,'' added Wamba; ``and remember Pax vobiscum.''
The great red seal was emblazoned with the sham coat of arms which Osborne had assumed from the Peerage, with "Pax in bello" for a motto; that of the ducal house with which the vain old man tried to fancy himself connected.
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