sacrament: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sak'ru-munt), [key]
- a visible sign of an inward grace, esp. one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and the Lord's Supper; the sacraments of the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches are baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, matrimony, penance, holy orders, and extreme unction.
- (often cap.) Also calledthe Eucharist or Lord's Supper.
- the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, esp. the bread.
- something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.
- a sign, token, or symbol.
- an oath; solemn pledge.
- sacrament (Thesaurus)
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