osculatory

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Noun[edit]

osculatory (plural osculatories)

  1. (Christianity) A religious tablet, usually carrying a representation of Christ or the Virgin Mary, which is kissed by the priest during the Mass ("kiss of peace"); it is then passed to others at the mass who also kiss it.

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  • Oxford English Dictionary,

Adjective[edit]

osculatory (comparative more osculatory, superlative most osculatory)

  1. Of or relating to kissing.
    • Thackeray
      The osculatory ceremony.
  2. (geometry) Relating to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation.
    A circle may be osculatory with a curve, at a given point.

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