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What does "In the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches, an object whose supernatural effects, unlike those of a sacrament, depend on the belief of the recipient." mean? I don't know where to begin to look for attestation; perhaps three cites of the noun sense will clarify for this sense or cause us to modify the definition.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:27, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
- If you search for "sacramentals", it narrows things down to the noun, though I can't say how many of the books are using this noun / this sense. I've added one book, which only mentions the term at first (in the excerpt I added), but has a lengthy theological explanation of sacramentals, without ever giving examples of what a sacramental would be (a crucifix? holy water?). - -sche (discuss) 01:52, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
- I'm adding citations to Citations:sacramental. - -sche (discuss) 02:27, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
- Note my changes to the entry. I think the citations support the sense as I've reworded it. - -sche (discuss) 02:47, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
- Both old and new definition seem overly specific relative to, say, sacramental wine. Webster 1913 had "That which relates to a sacrament. Bp. Morton." DCDuring TALK 09:38, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
- RFV-passed. - -sche (discuss) 18:45, 6 June 2012 (UTC)