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MAX. Maximo - I. O. MAX - Jovi Optimo Maximo.
MAX. Maximus. - A title of the chief pontiff. Thus, P. MAX. or PON MAX, Pontifex Maximus.
MAX. Maximus. - A msculine surname derived from illustrious exploits.
MAX. Maximus. - An epithet of honor applied to several emperors, as referring to some conquest or victory. Thus M. Aurelius, L. Verus, Septimus Severus, and Caracalla were distinguished by the title Parthicus Maximus; Commodus with that of Britannicus Maximus. Constantine the Great, after overcoming Maxentius, assumed the superlative MAX., which was afterwards conferred on Constans, and Valens.