Definitions for sacramentˈsæk rə mənt

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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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Florynce Kennedy:

    If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

  2. Voltaire:

    When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    Because marriage celebrated in the Church is a sacrament, it cannot be undone. The Church cannot break a bond created by Christ himself.

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    On the cross, Jesus overcame sin. On the evening of the day he rose from the dead, Christ gave his apostles power to forgive sins. In the Sacrament of Penance, through the ministry of the Church, Christ releases the power of Easter into our lives.

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