sacrament

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sacrament, 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.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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.
    • 1651, Jeremy Taylor, Twenty-sermons for the winter half-year, "The Faith and Patience of the Saints"
      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.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive) To bind by an oath.

See alsoEdit


DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

sacrament n (plural sacramenten)

  1. (Christianity) sacrament

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Negerhollands: sacrament
  • Indonesian: sakramen

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French sacrement, from Latin sacramentum.

NounEdit

sacrament n (plural sacramente)

  1. sacrament

DeclensionEdit