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Pax Americana Syllabification: Pax Amer·i·ca·na
Pronunciation: /ˌpaks əmeriˈkänə/
(or Pax Britannica )

Definition of Pax Americana in English:


A state of relative international peace regarded as overseen by the US (or the UK).
Example sentences
  • The visit of President Clinton last November was a major stage in promoting pan-Irish nationalist objectives under the overall embrace of a Pax Americana.
  • The era of the Pax Britannia had ended; the Pax Americana had begun.
  • Personally, I wouldn't vote for either of the two charlatans currently vying for control of Pax Americana.


Late 19th century: Latin, literally 'American peace', after Pax Romana.

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