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Definition of PAX

5 definitions found:

Pax \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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Kiss the pax, and be quiet like your neighbors.
                                                    --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

     3. 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] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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84 Moby Thesaurus words for "pax":
     Agnus Dei, Holy Grail, Host, Pieta, Sanctus bell, Sangraal, accord, agape, ark, asperger, asperges, aspergillum, aspersion, auricular confession, bambino, bar mitzvah, bas mitzvah, beadroll, beads, candle, celebration, censer, cessation of combat, chaplet, ciborium, circumcision, confession, confirmation, cross, crucifix, cruet, eucharistial, exemption from hostilities, freedom from war, harmony, high celebration, holy cross, holy water, holy-water sprinkler, icon, incense, incensory, invocation, invocation of saints, kiss of peace, lesser litany, liberty in tranquillity, litany, love feast, lustration, matzo, menorah, mezuzah, mikvah, monstrance, osculatory, ostensorium, paschal candle, peace, peacetime, phylacteries, prayer shawl, prayer wheel, processional, pyx, reciting the rosary, relics, rood, rosary, sacramental, sacred relics, sacring bell, shofar, sukkah, tabernacle, tallith, telling of beads, the confessional, the confessionary, thurible, urceole, veronica, vigil light, votive candle

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