Simple Definition of sacrament
: an important Christian ceremony (such as baptism or marriage)
the Sacrament : the bread and wine that are eaten and drunk during the Christian ceremony of Communion
Full Definition of sacrament
1a : a Christian rite (as baptism or the Eucharist) that is believed to have been ordained by Christ and that is held to be a means of divine grace or to be a sign or symbol of a spiritual realityb : a religious rite or observance comparable to a Christian sacrament
3 : something likened to a religious sacrament <saw voting as a sacrament of democracy>
Examples of sacrament
They stood in line to receive the Sacrament.
Origin of sacrament
Middle English sacrement, sacrament, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin sacramentum, from Latin, oath of allegiance, obligation, from sacrare to consecrate
First Known Use: 13th century
SACRAMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of sacrament
: a Christian religious act or ceremony that is considered especially sacred
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