[ paksroh-mey-nuh, -mah-, pahks; Latin pahksroh-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.
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Origin of Pax Romana
1880–85; <Latin: Roman peace
Words nearby Pax Romana
, Pax Britannica
, Pax Romana
, pax vobiscum
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How to use Pax Romana in a sentence
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.
British Dictionary definitions for Pax Romana
the Roman peace; the long period of stability under the Roman Empire
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Cultural definitions for 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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