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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
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  • 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
  • They were probably, as we have said, added at the break up of the Pax Romana.

    Early Britain--Roman Britain Edward Conybeare
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 [(pahks, paks roh-mah-nuh)]

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

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