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PAX, n. [L. pax, peace.] A little image or piece of board with the image of Christ upon the cross on it, which people before the reformation,used to kiss after the service; the ceremony being considered as the kiss of peace.




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PAX, n. [L. pax, peace.] A little image or piece of board with the image of Christ upon the cross on it, which people before the reformation,used to kiss after the service; the ceremony being considered as the kiss of peace.


PAX, n. [L. pax, peace.]

A little image or piece of board with the image of Christ on it, which people before the Reformation, used to kiss after the service; the ceremony being considered as the kiss of peace. – Todd.


Pax
  1. The kiss of peace; also, the embrace in the sanctuary now substituted for it at High Mass in Roman Catholic churches.
  2. 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]
  3. 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. Chapman.

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Pax

PAX, noun [Latin pax peace.] A little image or piece of board with the image of Christ upon the cross on it, which people before the reformation, used to kiss after the service; the ceremony being considered as the kiss of peace.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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AKE, v.i. Less properly written ache. [See Ache.]

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