chirotony

noun chi·rot·o·ny \kīˈrätənē\

Definition of chirotony

plural

-es

  1. :  the extension of hands in bestowing a blessing in an ecclesiastical rite

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Origin and Etymology of chirotony

Greek cheirotonia, from cheir- chir- + -tonia (from tonos stretching, tension) — more at tone


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