kiss of peace

noun phrase

Definition of kiss of peace

: a ceremonial kiss, embrace, or handclasp used in Christian liturgies and especially the Eucharist as a sign of fraternal unity

First Known Use of kiss of peace

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Kiss of peace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kiss%20of%20peace. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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