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pax

[paks, pahks] /pæks, pɑks/
noun
1.
Ecclesiastical, kiss of peace.
2.
(initial capital letter) a period in history marked by the absence of major wars, usually imposed by a predominant nation.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin: peace

Pax

[paks, pahks] /pæks, pɑks/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of peace.

PAX

1.
private automatic exchange.

pax vobiscum

[pahks woh-bis-koo m; English paks voh-bis-kuh m, pahks] /ˈpɑks woʊˈbɪs kʊm; English ˈpæks voʊˈbɪs kəm, ˈpɑks/
Latin.
1.
peace be with you.
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British Dictionary definitions for pax

pax

/pæks/
noun
1.
(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
2.
(Brit, 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
Latin: peace

Pax

/pæks/
noun
1.
the Roman goddess of peace Greek counterpart Irene
2.
a period of general peace, esp one in which there is one dominant nation
Word Origin
Latin: peace

PAX

abbreviation
1.
private automatic exchange

pax vobiscum

/pæks vəʊˈbɪskʊm/
uknown
1.
peace be with you
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Word Origin and History for pax
pax
c.1440, "kiss of peace," from L. pax (gen. pacis) "peace," in Ecclesiastical L., "kiss of peace" (see peace). Capitalized, Pax was the name of the Roman goddess of peace. Used by 1933 with adjs. from national names, on model of Pax Romana (e.g. Pax Americana, 1967).
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Slang definitions & phrases for pax

pax

noun

A passenger: There were twenty pax listed for the trip

[1970s+; apparently derived fr passenger as prexy is fr president]


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Encyclopedia Article for pax

Pax

in Roman religion, personification of peace, probably recognized as a deity for the first time by the emperor Augustus, in whose reign much was made of the establishment of political calm. An altar of Pax Augusta (the Ara Pacis) was dedicated in 9 BC and a great temple of Pax completed by the emperor Vespasian in AD 75.

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