Definition for MO-SA'IC

MO-SA'IC, a. [s as z; Fr. mosaique; It. mosaico; Sp. mosayco; L. musivum.]

  1. Mosaic work is an assemblage of little pieces of glass, marble, precious stones, &c. of various colors, cut square and cemented on a ground of stucco, in such a manner as to imitate the colors and gradations of painting. Encyc.
  2. [from Moses.] Pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites; as, the Mosaic law, rites or institutions.

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