HyperDic: sacrament

English > 1 sense of the word sacrament:
NOUNactsacramenta formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
sacrament > pronunciation
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > sacrament: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction.
NarrowerHoly Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's SupperA Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
anointing of the sick, extreme unction, last ritesA Catholic sacrament
baptismA Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
confirmationA sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
holy orderThe sacrament of ordination
matrimonyThe ceremony or sacrament of marriage
penanceA Catholic sacrament
Broaderreligious ceremony, religious ritualA ceremony having religious meaning / meaning
Adjectivessacramentalof or relating to or involving a sacrament

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