love feast


Definition of love feast

1 : a meal eaten in common by a Christian congregation in token of brotherly love
2 : a gathering held to promote reconciliation and good feeling or show someone affectionate honor

First Known Use of love feast

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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