sacrament

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French sacrement, from Ecclesiastical Latin sacrāmentum (sacrament), from Latin sacrō (hallow, consecrate), from sacer (sacred, holy), originally sum deposited by parties to a suit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsækɹəmənt/
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

sacrament (plural sacraments)

  1. (Christianity) A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace."
  2. (in particular) The Eucharist.
  3. The consecrated Eucharist (especially the bread).
  4. A thing which is regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeremy Taylor and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      God sometimes sent a light of fire, and pillar of a cloud [] and the sacrament of a rainbow, to guide his people through their portion of sorrows.
  5. The oath of allegiance taken by soldiers in Ancient Rome; hence, any sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.

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Verb[edit]

sacrament (third-person singular simple present sacraments, present participle sacramenting, simple past and past participle sacramented)

  1. (transitive) To bind by an oath.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French sacrament, from Ecclesiastical Latin sacrāmentum (sacrament), from Latin sacrō (hallow, consecrate), from sacer (sacred, holy), originally sum deposited by parties to a suit.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsaː.kraːˈmɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sa‧cra‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Noun[edit]

sacrament n (plural sacramenten)

  1. (Christianity) sacrament

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Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: sakramen