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.
(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 medival times; an osculatory. It is still used in communities, confraternities, etc.
Kiss the pax, and be quiet like your neighbors.Chapman.
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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