viaticum

noun
vi·​at·​i·​cum | \ vī-ˈa-ti-kəm How to pronounce viaticum (audio) , vē- How to pronounce viaticum (audio) \
plural viaticums or viatica\ vī-​ˈa-​ti-​kə How to pronounce viatica (audio) , vē-​ \

Definition of viaticum

1 : the Christian Eucharist given to a person in danger of death
2a : an allowance (as of transportation or supplies and money) for traveling expenses
b : provisions for a journey

First Known Use of viaticum

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for viaticum

Latin — more at voyage

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“Viaticum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/viaticum. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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