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It is a primitive way of solemnizing a bargain. It is not done in "polite society."

Even more primitively, this saliva swapping derived from the old blood oath, of making a cut in the hand and co-mingling blood. Now, we say , for persons of integrity, " His word is his bond" .No bodily fluids need be exchanged.

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