Pronunciation: (paks' rō-mā'nu, -mä'-, päks'; Lat. päks' rō-mä'nä), [key]
1. the terms of peace imposed by ancient Rome on its dominions.
2. any state of peace imposed by a strong nation on weaker or defeated nations.
3. an uneasy or hostile peace.
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