from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing.
  • In geometry, osculating. See osculate, v. t., 2.
  • noun In the Roman Catholic Church, a small tablet in former times kissed by priest and congregation in the mass: same as pax.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (R. C. Ch.) Same as pax, 2.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing.
  • adjective (Geom.) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation.
  • adjective (Geom.) See Osculating circle of a curve, under Circle.
  • adjective a plane which passes through three successive points of the curve.
  • adjective (to a line of double curvature), a sphere passing through four consecutive points of the curve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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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