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sacrament

noun sac·ra·ment \ˈsa-krə-mənt\

: 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

1
a :  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 reality
b :  a religious rite or observance comparable to a Christian sacrament
2
capitalized
a :  communion 2a
b :  blessed sacrament
3
:  something likened to a religious sacrament <saw voting as a sacrament of democracy>

Examples of SACRAMENT

  1. 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

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

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