chrismation

noun
chris·​ma·​tion | \ kriz-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce chrismation (audio) \

Definition of chrismation

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

First Known Use of chrismation

1642, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chrismation

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

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“Chrismation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrismation. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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