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Meaning of PAX

Pronunciation:  paks

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Roman Catholic) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist

PAX is a 3 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: kiss of peace
 See Also: greeting, salutation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pax\, n.
    Friendship, or a friend; -- esp. in the phrases to make pax
    with, to make friends with, to be good pax, to be good
    friends; also, truce; -- used esp. interjectionally. [Eng.
    Schoolboy Slang]
  2. \Pax\, n. [L. pax peace. See {Peace}.]
    1. (Eccl.) The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the
       sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman
       Catholic churches.
    2. (R. C. Ch.) A tablet or board, on which is a
       representation of Christ, of the Virgin Mary, or of some
       saint and which, in the Mass, was kissed by the priest and
       then by the people, in medi[ae]val times; an osculatory.
       It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.
             Kiss the pax, and be quiet like your neighbors.
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