apolousis

noun
apo·​lou·​sis
variants: or apolusis \äˈpȯlüˌsēs, ˌapəˈlüsə̇s \

Definition of apolousis 

: the ceremony in the Eastern Church of washing away the baptismal chrism performed by a priest on the eighth day after baptism

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History and Etymology for apolousis

Middle Greek apolousis, from Greek, act of washing off, from apolouein to wash off, from apo- + louein to wash

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