right hand of fellowship

Definition of right hand of fellowship

: a handclasp with the right hand given in some Christian communions in token of the fellowship of the church at occasional ceremonies (as a formal public welcome of new members by the pastor of a congregation or as the installation or ordination of a minister)

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“Right hand of fellowship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20hand%20of%20fellowship. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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