Pax Romana

Pax Romana

[paks roh-mey-nuh, -mah-, pahks; Latin pahks roh-mah-nah]
noun
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.
3.
an uneasy or hostile peace.

Origin:
1880–85; < Latin: Roman peace

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Pax Romana (ˈpæks rəʊˈmɑːnə)
 
n
the Roman peace; the long period of stability under the Roman Empire

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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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