- (among the early Christians) a meal eaten in token of brotherly love and charity; agape.
- a rite in imitation of this, practiced by a number of modern denominations; a fellowship meal.
- a banquet or gathering of persons to promote good feeling, restore friendly relations, honor a special guest, etc.
Origin of love feast
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for love feast
Upon the sound ocean of "wind" the "Take, eat," or "Love-feast" motive floats.Parsifal
H. R. Haweis
When it came to the turn of Thebes there was a break in this love-feast.Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)
There was to be preaching at Welty's that day, and a love-feast in the evening.Charlie Newcomer
Wilbur B. Stover
"It will be a sort of love-feast to Captain Maynard," she said, roguishly.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop
This Anglo-French love-feast must be wafted to the heavens in a halo of dynamite.The Triumphs of Eugne Valmont
- Also called: agape (among the early Christians) a religious meal eaten with others as a sign of mutual love and fellowship
- a ritual meal modelled upon this