Meaning of kiss of peace

kiss' of peace'

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  1. (in certain Christian churches) a ceremonial greeting or embrace given as a token of Christian love and unity.
  2. a ceremonial kiss formerly given, esp. at a baptism or Eucharistic service, as a token of Christian love and unity. Also called
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