"pax" Definition

  1. n. The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.
  2. n. 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 mediaeval times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.

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Position in dictionary: 71851 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "pax": 6
Words that end with "pax": 2
Words that contain "pax": 9
Next words in dictionary: paxilli, paxillose, paxillus, paxwax, paxywaxy
Previous words in dictionary: pawpaw, pawnor, pawning, pawner, pawnees

English Dictionary Definition of pax

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