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pax

1

[ paks, pahks ]

noun

  1. Ecclesiastical. kiss of peace.
  2. (initial capital letter) a period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a predominant nation.


Pax

2

[ paks, pahks ]

noun

  1. the Roman goddess of peace.

PAX

3
  1. private automatic exchange.

PAX

1

abbreviation for

  1. private automatic exchange


Pax

2

/ pæks /

noun

  1. the Roman goddess of peace Greek counterpartIrene
  2. a period of general peace, esp one in which there is one dominant nation

pax

3

/ pæks /

noun

  1. RC Church
    1. a greeting signifying Christian love transmitted from one to another of those assisting at the Eucharist; kiss of peace
    2. 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

interjection

  1. slang:school.
    a call signalling an end to hostilities or claiming immunity from the rules of a game: usually accompanied by a crossing of the fingers
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pax1

1325–75; Middle English < Latin: peace
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pax1

Latin: peace

Origin of pax2

Latin: peace
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Example Sentences

These were the historic building blocks of a failed Pax Americana.

Fines autem accidentales extrinseci plurimi esse possunt, ut pax concilianda, voluptas captanda, etc.

Odd—when Pax had ruled, there were thought police and the cardinal sin was to be a liberal, to experiment, to seek knowledge.

Men of Pax perhaps who had come to hunt down the outlaws who had successfully eluded their rule on earth?

British children still cross their forefingers as a sign of treus, pax, or fainits.

Abandoned in infancy, he was reared by Pax, goddess of peace, who is often represented as holding him in her lap.

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