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sacrament definition

Overview

This page has 7 definitions of sacrament in English and Dutch, Flemish. Sacrament is a noun and verb. Also define these 6 related words and terms: Christianity, Eucharist, consecrated, bind, oath, and sacrament.

English sacrament definition

Etymology

Borrowed 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.

Pronunciation

Noun

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).
    • Consecrated definition
      simple past tense and past participle of consecrate
  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.

Translations

Verb

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

  1. (transitive) To bind by an oath.

See also


Dutch sacrament definition

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

sacrament n (plural sacramenten)

  1. (Christianity) sacrament
    • Sacrament definition
      A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace." (1 of 5 sacrament definitions)

Derived terms

  • laatste sacramenten
  • sacramenteel
  • sacramentsaltaar
  • Sacramentsdag

Descendants