chrismatory

noun
chris·​ma·​to·​ry | \ ˈkrizməˌtōrē \
plural -es

Definition of chrismatory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a cruet or vessel or a place in which the chrism is kept
2 : sacramental anointment : unction

chrismatory

adjective
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Definition of chrismatory (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to sacramental unction

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History and Etymology for chrismatory

Noun

Middle English crismatorie, from Medieval Latin chrismatorium, from Late Latin chrismat-, chrisma chrism + Latin -orium -ory

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“Chrismatory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrismatory. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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