Pax definition

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(informal, usually in the plural, by extension, hospitality industry) Guest (at an event or function)
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(informal, usually in the plural) Passenger; passengers.
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(person, proper) The Roman goddess of peace, identified with the Greek Irene.
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Pax is defined as a period of peace.

An example of pax is Pax Romana, meaning Roman peace.

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A relatively peaceful political condition resulting from the dominance of a large power.

Pax Americana.

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Latin name given to several peacetimes in human history.
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The kiss of peace.
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A cry for peace or truce in children's games.
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A small flat tablet adorned with a sacred image that worshipers kiss when offered the kiss of peace.
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A painted, stamped or carved tablet with a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which was kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace") and then passed to other officiating clergy and the congregation to be kissed. See also osculatory.
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A time of wide-ranging stability when there is only a single dominant power. Used with a Latinized name.
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(Greek mythology) The goddess/personification of peace and one of the Horae. She is a daughter of Zeus and Themis, and her sisters are Justitia and Eunomia. She is the Roman counterpart of Eirene.
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Origin of pax

  • Medieval Latin pāx from Latin peace pag- in Indo-European roots Sense 2, on the model of Late Latin pāx (Rōmāna) the Roman peace, state of security obtaining under Roman rule alteration of Latin (Rōmāna) pāx

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pax peace. See peace.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin pax.

    From Wiktionary