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Definitions of wafer:

part of speech: noun

A thin cake or biscuit; a thin cake of unleavened bread used in the Communion service in certain churches; a disk of adhesive paper, paste, etc., for sealing documents, etc.

part of speech: noun

A small, thin, round, dry piece of coloured paste, employed for securing letters, & c.; the small round piece of baked bread or paste used in the R. Cath. Ch. in the celebration of the Eucharist.

part of speech: verb transitive

To seal or close with a wafer.

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In the R. Cath. Ch., a small crucifix, or a crucifix engraved on a plate, which used to be kissed by the priest and deacon, and passed on to the people in succession before leaving church; kiss of peace. ...

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