chris·​ma·​tion kriz-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce chrismation (audio)
: a confirmatory sacrament of the Eastern Orthodox Church in which a baptized member is anointed with chrism

Word History


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

First Known Use

1642, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chrismation was in 1642

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“Chrismation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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