chrismation

noun chris·ma·tion \ kriz-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of chrismation

:a confirmatory sacrament of the Eastern Orthodox Church in which a baptized member is anointed with chrism

Origin and Etymology of chrismation

Medieval Latin chrismation-, chrismatio anointment with chrism, from Late Latin chrismare to anoint with chrism, from chrisma


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