Definitions for Sacramentˈsæk rə mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sac•ra•mentˈsæk rə mənt(n.)

  1. a rite considered to have been established by Christ as a means of grace: the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox sacraments are baptism, the Eucharist, the anointing of the sick, confirmation, holy orders, penance, and matrimony; the Protestant sacraments are baptism and the Lord's Supper.

    Category: Religion

  2. (often cap.) the Eucharist.

    Category: Religion

  3. the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, esp. the bread.

    Category: Religion

  4. something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.

    Category: Religion

Origin of sacrament:

1150–1200; ME < ML sacrāmentum obligation, oath, LL: mystery, rite < L sacrā(re) (see sacred )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sacrament(noun)

    a 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


  1. sacrament(Noun)

    A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Roman Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace."

  2. Origin: From sacramentum, from sacro, from sacer, originally sum deposited by parties to a suit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sacrament(noun)

    the oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath

  2. Sacrament(noun)

    the pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery

  3. Sacrament(noun)

    one of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper

  4. Sacrament(verb)

    to bind by an oath


  1. Sacrament

    A sacrament is a sacred rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sacrament

    a ceremonial observance in the Christian Church divinely instituted as either really or symbolically a means, and in any case a pledge, of grace.

Translations for Sacrament

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in the Christian church, a ceremony regarded as especially sacred, eg marriage, or baptism.

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