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pax

[ paks, pahks ]
/ pæks, pɑks /
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noun
Ecclesiastical. kiss of peace.
(initial capital letter) a period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a predominant nation.
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Origin of pax

1325–75; Middle English <Latin: peace

Other definitions for pax (2 of 3)

Pax
[ paks, pahks ]
/ pæks, pɑks /

noun
the Roman goddess of peace.

Other definitions for pax (3 of 3)

PAX

private automatic exchange.
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British Dictionary definitions for pax (1 of 3)

pax
/ (pæks) /

noun
mainly 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
British school slang a call signalling an end to hostilities or claiming immunity from the rules of a game: usually accompanied by a crossing of the fingers

Word Origin for pax

Latin: peace

British Dictionary definitions for pax (2 of 3)

Pax
/ (pæks) /

noun
the Roman goddess of peaceGreek counterpart: Irene
a period of general peace, esp one in which there is one dominant nation

Word Origin for Pax

Latin: peace

British Dictionary definitions for pax (3 of 3)

PAX

abbreviation for
private automatic exchange
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