Associations to the word «Pax»


PAX, noun. 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.
PAX, noun. (UK) (schoolboy slang) (dated) friendship; truce
PAX, interjection. (UK) (schoolboy slang) (dated) A cry for peace or truce in children's games.
PAX, noun. (informal) (usually in the plural) passenger; passengers
PAX, noun. (informal) (usually in the plural) (by extension) (hospitality industry) guest (at an event or function)
PAX, proper noun. Latin name given to several peacetimes in human history.
PAX, proper noun. (Greek god) 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.
PAX AMERICANA, proper noun. The period of relative peace in the Western world since the end of World War II in 1945, coinciding with the military and economic dominance of the United States.
PAX AUGUSTA, proper noun. The Pax Romana.
PAX BRITANNICA, proper noun. The period of British imperialism after the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar, which led to a period of overseas British expansionism.
PAX ROMANA, proper noun. The long period of relative peace and minimal expansion by military force experienced by the Roman Empire between 27 BC and 180 AD.

Dictionary definition

PAX, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist.

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