viaticum: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (vī-at'i-kum, vē-), [key]
— pl. -ca -cums.
- the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
- (among the ancient Romans) a provision or allowance for traveling, originally of transportation and supplies, later of money, made to officials on public missions.
- money or necessities for any journey.