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sac·ra·ment

 (săk′rə-mənt)
n.
1. Christianity A rite believed to be a means of or visible form of grace, especially:
a. In the Eastern, Roman Catholic, and some other Western Christian churches, any of the traditional seven rites that were instituted by Jesus and recorded in the New Testament and that confer sanctifying grace.
b. In most other Western Christian churches, the two rites, Baptism and the Eucharist, that were instituted by Jesus to confer sanctifying grace.
2. A religious rite similar to a Christian sacrament, as in character or meaning.
3. often Sacrament
a. The Eucharist.
b. The consecrated elements of the Eucharist, especially the bread or host.

[Middle English, from Old French sacrement, from Late Latin sacrāmentum, from Latin, oath, from sacrāre, to consecrate, from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sacred.]

sacrament

(ˈsækrəmənt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an outward sign combined with a prescribed form of words and regarded as conferring some specific grace upon those who receive it. The Protestant sacraments are baptism and the Lord's Supper. In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Churches they are baptism, penance, confirmation, the Eucharist, holy orders, matrimony, and the anointing of the sick (formerly extreme unction)
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (often capital) the Eucharist
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, esp the bread
4. something regarded as possessing a sacred or mysterious significance
5. a symbol; pledge
[C12: from Church Latin sacrāmentum vow, from Latin sacrāre to consecrate]

sac•ra•ment

(ˈsæk rə mənt)

n.
1. 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.
2. (often cap.) the Eucharist.
3. the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, esp. the bread.
4. something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Medieval Latin sacrāmentum obligation, oath, Late Latin: mystery, rite < Latin sacrā(re) (see sacred)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive itsacrament - 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
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
matrimony - the ceremony or sacrament of marriage
baptism - a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
confirmation - a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution
anointing of the sick, extreme unction, last rites - a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
holy order - the sacrament of ordination
Translations
سِر مِن أسْرار الكَنيسَه
svátost
helligt ritualsakramente
sakramentti
sakramenti
sakramentassakramentinis
sakraments
sakrament
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Asâi Ruhbanî Ayinivaftiz töreni

sacrament

[ˈsækrəmənt] N (Rel) → sacramento m
to receive the Holy Sacramentcomulgar

sacrament

[ˈsækrəmənt] nsacrement m

sacrament

nSakrament nt; the (Blessed or Holy) Sacramentdas heilige Sakrament; to receive the Holy Sacramentdie heilige Kommunion or (Protestant) → das heilige Abendmahl empfangen; the last sacramentsdie Sterbesakramente pl

sacrament

[ˈsækrəmənt] nsacramento
the Blessed Sacrament → l'Eucaristia
to receive the sacraments → ricevere i sacramenti

sacrament

(ˈsӕkrəmənt) noun
in the Christian church, a ceremony regarded as especially sacred, eg marriage, or baptism.
ˌsacraˈmental (-ˈmen-) adjective
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All day long our priest go about there to give the Sacrament to dying men, and I go with him to carry the vessels with the Holy Sacrament.
Clare servants; and the gentleman to whom they belong, and to whom the money for their sale is to be transmitted, is a member of a Christian church in New York, who will receive the money, and go thereafter to the sacrament of his Lord and theirs, and think no more of it.
No; she had died for love of him, and love would always be a sacrament to him now.
They receive the sacrament often, but do not always prepare themselves by confession.
And God said 'For this shall a man leave his father and his mother, and they shall be two in one flesh; and then was instituted the divine sacrament of marriage, with such ties that death alone can loose them.
All the school- children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air; the deacon with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two incense-bearers turned with each step they took toward the Holy Sacrament, which was carried by M.
The officiating priest was just finishing mass whilst D'Artagnan was looking at Bazin; he pronounced the words of the holy Sacrament and retired, giving the benediction, which was received by the kneeling communicants, to the astonishment of D'Artagnan, who recognized in the priest the coadjutor* himself, the famous Jean Francois Gondy, who at that time, having a presentiment of the part he was to play, was beginning to court popularity by almsgiving.
No: marriage is a sacrament for those who love each other.
He always went to church on Sacrament Sundays, but not very regularly at other times; on wet Sundays, or whenever he had a touch of rheumatism, he used to read the three first chapters of Genesis instead.
It would have wearied a new congregation; but to-morrow I purpose administering the sacrament, Do you commune, my young friend?
That Sacrament of the Mess never grows old, and never ceases to bring a lump into the throat of the listener wherever he be by sea or by land.
My daughter Ginevra and my wife, having taken the sacrament that morning, escaped; the Virgin protected them.