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MOSA'IC, adjective s as z. [Latin musivum.]

1. mosaic work is an assemblage of little pieces of glass, marble, precious stones, etc. 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.

2. [from Moses.] Pertaining to Moses, the leader of the Israelites; as the mosaic law, rites or institutions.