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viaticum

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noun vi·at·i·cum \vī-ˈa-ti-kəm, vē-\

Definition of viaticum

plural viaticums or viaticaplay \-kə\

  1. 1 :  the Christian Eucharist given to a person in danger of death

  2. 2 a :  an allowance (as of transportation or supplies and money) for traveling expenses b :  provisions for a journey



Origin of viaticum

Latin — more at voyage


First Known Use: 1562


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