sacrament

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noun sac·ra·ment \ˈsa-krə-mənt\

Definition of sacrament

  1. 1a :  a Christian rite (such as baptism or the Eucharist) that is believed to have been ordained by Christ and that is held to be a means of divine grace or to be a sign or symbol of a spiritual realityb :  a religious rite or observance comparable to a Christian sacrament

  2. 2 capitalized a :  communion 2ab :  blessed sacrament

  3. 3 :  something likened to a religious sacrament saw voting as a sacrament of democracy

Examples of sacrament in a Sentence

  1. They stood in line to receive the Sacrament.

Origin and Etymology of sacrament

Middle English sacrement, sacrament, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin sacramentum, from Latin, oath of allegiance, obligation, from sacrare to consecrate

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SACRAMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of sacrament for English Language Learners

  • : an important Christian ceremony (such as baptism or marriage)

  • the Sacrament : the bread and wine that are eaten and drunk during the Christian ceremony of Communion


SACRAMENT Defined for Kids

sacrament

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noun sac·ra·ment \ˈsa-krə-mənt\

Definition of sacrament for Students

  1. :  a Christian religious act or ceremony that is considered especially sacred



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