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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ceremonial gesture, such as a kiss or handclasp, used as a sign of love and union in some Christian churches during celebration of the Eucharist.

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  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist

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