noun vi·at·i·cum \vī-ˈa-ti-kəm, vē-\
plural vi·at·i·cums or vi·at·i·ca\-kə\

Definition of VIATICUM

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