noun \ˈkri-zəm\

Definition of chrism

  1. :  consecrated oil used in Greek and Latin churches especially in baptism, chrismation, confirmation, and ordination

Origin and Etymology of chrism

Middle English crisme, from Old English crisma, from Late Latin chrisma, from Greek, ointment, from chriein to anoint

First Known Use: before 12th century

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