Definitions for viaticumvaɪˈæt ɪ kəm, vi-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•at•i•cumvaɪˈæt ɪ kəm, vi-(n.)(pl.)-ca; -cums.
the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
(among the ancient Romans) a travel allowance, in the form of supplies or money, given to a servant or public official.
money or necessities for any journey.
Origin of viaticum:
1555–65; < L; cf. voyage
The Eucharist, when given to a person who is dying or one in danger of death.
Provisions, money, or other supplies given to someone setting off on a long journey (often figurative).
Origin: From viaticum, from viaticus, from via.
an allowance for traveling expenses made to those who were sent into the provinces to exercise any office or perform any service
provisions for a journey
the communion, or eucharist, when given to persons in danger of death
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to the Eucharist administered by a priest to a person on the point of death.