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kiss of peace

noun
1.
(in certain Christian churches) a ceremonial greeting or embrace given as a token of Christian love and unity.
2.
a ceremonial kiss formerly given, especially at a baptism or Eucharistic service, as a token of Christian love and unity.
Also called pax.
Origin of kiss of peace
1895-1900
1895-1900
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