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1British informal, dated [as exclamation] A call for a truce, used especially by schoolchildren when playing.‘Pax! No offence meant, honest old chum’
2historical (in the Christian Church) the kissing by all the participants at a mass of a tablet depicting the Crucifixion or other sacred object; the kiss of peace.
Latin, literally peace.
(chiefly in commercial use) a person or persons.‘the buffet costs $53 per pax’‘two pilots and four pax on board’
- ‘Saturday evening was dinner for 51 pax at Al Ponte.’
- ‘To make the evolution go quicker, once the borrowed helicopter left the deck, we pulled our helicopter out of the hangar and loaded the pax.’
- ‘By the time we planned for the return, took care of our pax, fueled and headed back, we were well into the afternoon.’
- ‘The Super King Air 200 holds up to 10 pax.’
- ‘Located at the Mezzanine floor with shining marble flooring, the space can accommodate 300 pax in Theatre style.’
- ‘As the code says, it will list the number of male, female and child pax on a given flight.’
- ‘Located at Lobby level, it can accommodate 14 pax in Sit down Silver Service.’
- ‘Jacksonville to Oceana was a deadhead leg (no pax or cargo).’
- ‘Those at Basement level can accommodate 40 pax each in Theatre style.’
1970s: apparently an alteration of pass- (from passenger).
proper nounRoman Mythology
The goddess of peace.Greek equivalent Eirene
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