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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
sviatosť
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
References in classic literature ?
Hawkeye calls the Lac du Saint Sacrement, the "Horican.
Cette affaire prend sacrement des allures de patate chaude pour le locataire du palais de la Kasbah.
Katta selected three pieces by the organ magician Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Priere apres la Communion from the cycle Livre du Saint Sacrement (The Book of the Blessed Sacrament), Communion a Sortie from the Pentecost Mass (Messe de la Pentecote), which includes Messiaen's signature imitations of birdsong in combination with inward contemplation.
Par exemple, quel sens l'Eglise donne-t-elle au sacrement de la penitence et au sacrement du mariage?
Ce developpement commence par l'affirmation de la commune participation au sacrement de Pordre avant d'en venir a la question du dialogue entre pretres et eveques: <<Tous les pretres, en union avec les eveques, participent a Punique sacerdoce et a Punique ministere du Christ; c'est done Punite meme de consecration et de mission qui redame leur communion hierarchique avec l'Ordre des eveques.
FINALISTS: Pauline Freeman - Meadowside School Extended School Team - Blessed Sacrement Catholic Primary School Monica Tomlinson - Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
Resting at Rees Williams Forse Funeral Home, City Rd until the service to be held at Blessed Sacrement Holy Catholic Church, Rumney on Friday Jan 29 at 11.
Les activites rituelles qui ont lieu a l'eglise comprennent la messe du dimanche, les baptemes, la celebration de la Premiere communion, du Sacrement du Pardon, de la Confirmation, des mariages et des funerailles.
Voici les erreurs abominables issues de leurs etudes par lesquelles ils (les heretiques) sont infectes et corrompus, non seulement sur un article de foi ou un sacrement mais sur tous directement ou indirectement, comme je l'ai appris et trouve grace a de nombreuses enquetes (inquisitiones) et confessions de ces personnes sous le coup d'une procedure (in jure), autant de la part des parfaits que des croyants, ecrites sous leur dictee ou recues de nombreux temoins (BOURBON; LA MARCHE, 1877, No.
Critics say this exclusion of the divorced from the Church's holiest sacrement is cruel and unfair given that murderers can take communion but a woman who seeks a divorce to escape a violent relationship cannot.
BERARD, L'Onction des malades, sacrement de guerison ou de preparation a la mort?
The works in question span the Livre du Saint Sacrement (1984) to Eclairs sur l'audela.