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chrismation

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noun chris·ma·tion \kriz-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of chrismation

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



Origin and Etymology 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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