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Pax Romana

[paks roh-mey-nuh, -mah-, pahks; Latin pahks roh-mah-nah] /ˈpæks roʊˈmeɪ nə, -ˈmɑ-, ˈpɑks; Latin ˈpɑks roʊˈmɑ nɑ/
the terms of peace imposed by ancient Rome on its dominions.
any state of peace imposed by a strong nation on weaker or defeated nations.
an uneasy or hostile peace.
Origin of Pax Romana
1880-85; < Latin: Roman peace Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Pax Romana
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  • They were probably, as we have said, added at the break up of the Pax Romana.

    Early Britain--Roman Britain

    Edward Conybeare
  • It is the Pax Romana, the peace of the Roman empire, which was actually established as "the Peace of the Church."

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
British Dictionary definitions for Pax Romana

Pax Romana

/ˈpæks rəʊˈmɑːnə/
the Roman peace; the long period of stability under the Roman Empire
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Pax Romana in Culture
Pax Romana [(pahks, paks roh-mah-nuh)]

Latin for “the Roman peace”; the peace enforced by ancient Rome within the boundaries of its empire.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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