• WordNet 3.6
    • n pax (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: La Pax, Bolivia is a virtually fireproof city. At an altitude of about 12,000 feet above sea level, the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere is barely able to support fire.
    • Pax (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 mediæval times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc. "Kiss the pax , and be quiet like your neighbors."
    • Pax 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.
    • Pax (Eccl) The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pax In the Roman Catholic Church, a small tablet ornamented with a representation of some Christian scene or symbol. In former times, in the celebration of the mass, it was kissed by the celebrating priest, and was then presented by the acolyte to be kissed by all the officiating ecclesiastics, and by the members of the congregation; but it is now used, except in a few communities, only during certain masses celebrated on special occasions or by high dignitaries. Its use was introduced into church worship during the thirteenth century, taking the place of the then customary form of the kiss of peace, which was abrogated on account of the confusion and inconvenience involved. Also called osculatory.
    • n pax The kiss of peace. See kiss.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pax paks the kiss of peace (Rom. xvi. 16): a plaque or tablet used in giving the kiss of peace when the mass is celebrated by a high dignitary—a crucifix, a tablet with the image of Christ on the cross upon it, or a reliquary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pax, peace. See Peace
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

But I'll call it Pax for the present if you like.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
So said Pax; and Pax was a good judge, being naturally critical.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Under the "pax Americana" industry awoke.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Cel V. Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum.
"The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book" by Various
The Pax Humana; how could it be a threat to any people anywhere?
"Impact" by Irving E. Cox
Within ten minutes the light blue Pax rolled up before him.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Pax vobiscum, son of the flesh.
"The Dragon of Wantley" by Owen Wister
Paxillus (Pax-il'lus) 165. atro-tomentosus (at-ro-tom-en-to'sus), 169, fig.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
It's Pax right enough,' Maurice murmured in the ear of Lord Hugh.
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
Christopher shook the bough in revenge till she cried pax, and peace supervened.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant

In poetry:

The air was filled with snowflakes white,
And the singing stars danced in their flight,
Sweet the song they sang in the night,
Et in terra pax!
"Noel" by Katharine Tynan
Pax vobiscum – to a maid
The crosiered ferns among!
But hers was only the Saxon,
And his the Norman tongue;
And the Latin taught by the old friar
Made music for the young.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Pax may mean "peace" in Latin, but Pax Jolie-Pitt was all about war during a shopping trip to a party supply store with his mom Angelina Jolie and older brother Maddox in Hollywood on Thursday.
PAX Prime video game convention comes to Seattle.
Pax Wears Designer Denim While Angelina Takes The Kids Out In NYC.
Millennium Concepts will supply Piperjet crew and pax seats.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie celebrate the son Pax 's 7th birthday with the oldest of their six children, Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh, on a chartered boat named the "Josephine" in Paris, France.
Pax Christi Document Summarizes People's Hope for Peace.
Registration has officially begun for PAX East, a gaming convention scheduled to take place in Boston from March 26 to March 28, 2010.
Buckley's '69 Preview of a Pax Americana.
Fox TV station takes PAX spot.
Looking to the Past to Project the End of Pax Americana.
At first, Billy Ray Cyrus' costars on the PAX -TV network show "Doc" were skeptical about his acting abilities.
WFLA news spreading to Pax station.
8 next week will begin producing half-hour newscasts for Pax TV affiliate WXPX-Ch 66, a move WFLA officials say could become a national template for how NBC and Pax affiliates develop newscasts together.
Pax Christi co-chair Leona Wieland says people aren't gathering to protest but to pray, sing and sit in quiet.
A company called Potty Pax has created a large, reusable toilet seat cover they want you to carry around at all times.

In science:

Since x 7→ qPγ∈A kQγ xk2 γ is an equivalent LUR norm on PAX , it follows that kPA (x − xr )k → 0 and, by continuity of P ˜A , we obtain the claim of the lemma.
$C^k$-smooth approximations of LUR norms
Let us take now a finite subset of points S of X and define VS = Z × P YP /∈S bOP , where Z is a cylindric subset of P QP ∈S bKP , and declare VS as an open subset of PAX , where PAX is the pro jectivization of the ring of ad`eles AX of X .
On some curve singularity invariants and reductions
PAX is a cylindric subset and ϕ is bounded from below.
On some curve singularity invariants and reductions
Drell–Yan processes in polarised pp collisions and even p¯p collisions at the future PAX experiment are other channels to look for transversity.38 New precise COMPASS data39 on the spin transfer to lambdas and antilambdas and the spin density matrix in exclusive ρ production are in good agreement with previous data.
The QCD Spin Structure of Nucleons (Summary of Parallel Session 2)
Given an inventory, labeled by X a and a price covector labeled by pa , the value of the inventory is the contraction6 , V = paX a .
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets