Pax Romana

[ paksroh-mey-nuh, -mah-, pahks; Latin pahksroh-mah-nah ]
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  1. the terms of peace imposed by ancient Rome on its dominions.

  2. any state of peace imposed by a strong nation on weaker or defeated nations.

  1. an uneasy or hostile peace.

Origin of Pax Romana

1880–85; <Latin: Roman peace

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How to use Pax Romana in a sentence

  • 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) /

  1. the Roman peace; the long period of stability under the Roman Empire

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Cultural definitions for Pax Romana

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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