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chrismation

noun chris·ma·tion \kriz-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of CHRISMATION

:  a confirmatory sacrament of the Eastern Orthodox Church in which a baptized member is anointed with chrism

Origin of CHRISMATION

Medieval Latin chrismation-, chrismatio anointment with chrism, from Late Latin chrismare to anoint with chrism, from chrisma
First Known Use: 1642

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