From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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.
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            Kiss the pax, and be quiet like your neighbors.
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   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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