Meaning of love feast

love' feast"

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  1. (among the early Christians) a meal eaten in token of brotherly love and charity; agape.
  2. a rite in imitation of this, practiced by a number of modern denominations; a fellowship meal.
  3. a banquet or gathering of persons to promote good feeling, restore friendly relations, honor a special guest, etc.
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