KISSING THE BOOK

KISSING THE BOOK

kissing the Book. Hist. The practice of touching one’s lips to a copy of the Bible (esp. the New Testament) after taking an oath in court. ? This practice ¡ª formerly used in England ¡ª was replaced by the practice of placing one’s hand on the Bible while swearing.
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