sign of the cross

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sign of the cross

n.
In Christianity, a sign made by tracing the outline of a cross with the right hand as a devotional act or to invoke a blessing.

sign of the cross

n
(Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church a gesture in which the right hand is moved from the forehead to the breast and from the left shoulder to the right to describe the form of a cross in order to invoke the grace of Christ

sign′ of the cross′


n.
a ceremonial movement of the hand to indicate the Christian cross.
[1250–1300]
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Noun1.sign of the cross - a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross; used by Catholics as a profession of faith
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals