sac·​ra·​men·​tal·​ism ˌsa-krə-ˈmen-tə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce sacramentalism (audio)
: belief in or use of sacramental rites, acts, or objects
specifically : belief that the sacraments are inherently efficacious and necessary for salvation
sacramentalist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacramentalism was in 1861

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“Sacramentalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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