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Pax Romana

[ paksroh-mey-nuh, -mah-, pahks; Latin pahksroh-mah-nah ]
/ ˈpæks roʊˈmeɪ nə, -ˈmɑ-, ˈpɑks; Latin ˈpɑks roʊˈmɑ nɑ /
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noun
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

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British Dictionary definitions for Pax Romana

Pax Romana
/ (ˈpæks rəʊˈmɑːnə) /

noun
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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