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1. A white cloth or robe worn by an infant at baptism.
2. Archaic An infant wearing a baptismal robe; a baby.
[Middle English crisom, variant of crisme, chrisom, chrism; see chrism.]
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a white robe put on an infant at baptism and formerly used as a burial shroud if the infant died soon afterwards
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) archaic an infant wearing such a robe
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant spelling of chrism
2. a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence.
[1400–50; late Middle English krysom, crysum, variant of chrism]