Definitions for sacramentˈsæk rə mənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sac•ra•mentˈsæk rə mənt(n.)
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.
(often cap.) the Eucharist.
the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, esp. the bread.
something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.
Origin of sacrament:
1150–1200; ME < ML sacrāmentum obligation, oath, LL: mystery, rite < L sacrā(re) (see sacred )
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
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."
Origin: From sacramentum, from sacro, from sacer, originally sum deposited by parties to a suit.
the oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath
the pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery
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
to bind by an oath
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
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.
- سِر مِن أسْرار الكَنيسَهArabic
- sacramentoPortuguese (BR)
- das SakramentGerman
- sakramente; helligt ritualDanish
- θρησκευτικό μυστήριοGreek
- آيين مقدس؛هر يك از هفت آيين مورد اعتقاد مسيحيانFarsi
- טֶקֶס נוֹצרִיHebrew
- संस्कार, परम संस्कार, परम प्रसादHindi
- upacara suciMalay
- آيين مقدس؛هر يك از هفت آيين مورد اعتقاد مسيحيانPersian
- دينى دود، مذهبى مراسم، دعيسوى دين ار كان: مقدساتPashto
- svečana zakletvaSerbian
- vaftiz töreni, Asâi Ruhbanî AyiniTurkish
- (基督教的)聖禮，如婚禮、洗禮Chinese (Trad.)
- کلیسا میں ایک خاص مقدس تقریبUrdu
- lễ ban phướcVietnamese
- （基督教的）圣礼，圣事Chinese (Simp.)
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