Definitions for: Pax


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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]


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.
--Chapman.

Synonyms: kiss of peace

See Also: greeting, salutation

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