apolousis

noun apo·lou·sis \äˈpȯlüˌsēs, ˌapəˈlüsə̇s\
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apolusis

\äˈpȯlüˌsēs, ˌapəˈlüsə̇s\

Definition of apolousis

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of apolousis

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


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