holy water

noun

Definition of holy water

: water blessed by a priest and used as a purifying sacramental

First Known Use of holy water

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Holy water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20water. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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