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n. pl. vi·at·i·ca (-kə) or vi·at·i·cums
1. Ecclesiastical The Eucharist given to a dying person or one in danger of death.
2. A supply of provisions for a journey.
[Late Latin viāticum, from Latin, traveling provisions, from neuter of viāticus, viatic; see viatical.]
n, pl -ca (-kə) or -cums
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity Holy Communion as administered to a person dying or in danger of death
2. rare provisions or a travel allowance for a journey
[C16: from Latin, from viāticus belonging to a journey, from viāre to travel, from via way]
vi•at•i•cum(vaɪˈæt ɪ kəm, vi-)
n., pl. -ca (-kə), -cums.
1. the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
2. (among the ancient Romans) a travel allowance, in the form of supplies or money, given to a servant or public official.
3. money or necessities for any journey.
[1555–65; < Latin; compare voyage]
the Eucharist given to one about to die; last rites or extreme unction. — viatic, viatical, adj.See also: Death
the Eucharist given to one about to die; last rites or extreme unction. — viatic, viatical, adj.See also: Christianity