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sacrament
noun
1 Christianity any of various religious rites or ceremonies, eg marriage or baptism, regarded as a channel to and from God or as a sign of grace. The Protestants recognize baptism and the Eucharist as sacraments, and the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches recognize baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance, extreme unction, holy orders or ordination, and matrimony.
2 (Sacrament) Christianity
a the service of the Eucharist or Holy Communion;
b the consecrated bread and wine consumed at Holy Communion.
3 a spiritual or secret symbol.
[12c: from Latin sacramentum an oath, from sacrare to consecrate, from sacer sacred]


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sacrament of the sick
noun , RC Church the act of anointing a person who is very ill or badly injured with consecrated oil.


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sacramental
adjective relating to or having the nature of a sacrament.
noun , RC Church an act or object that relates to the sacrament but is not actually named among them, eg the sign of the cross.
[15c: from Latin sacramentalis , from sacrare to consecrate, from sacer sacred]
sacramentalism noun .
sacramentalist noun .
sacramentally adverb .


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