sacramental oil


Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sacramental oil - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsamsacramental oil - a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
References in periodicals archive ?
Tradition relates how a miracle took place during the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been desecrated: The remaining supply of sacramental oil, thought to be enough for only one day, burned for eight.
Sacramental oil is transferred gently from celebrant to recipient with a slow move of the thumb.
After the victory, a one-day supply of sacramental oil burned for eight days during the temple's rededication.