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