The definition of a sacrament is a religious ceremony recognized by the Christian church, or a rite of passage that infers some blessing or grace on people who receive it.(noun)
Baptism is an example of a sacrament in the Protestant and Roman Catholic churches.
See sacrament in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr sacrement < LL(Ec) sacramentum, the gospel, a secret, sacrament (used as transl. of Gr mystērion) < L, an oath of allegiance, orig., sum deposited by the two parties to a suit < sacrare, to consecrate < sacer, sacred
See sacrament in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French sacrement
Origin: , from Late Latin sacrāmentum
Origin: , from Latin, oath
Origin: , from sacrāre, to consecrate
Origin: , from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sacred.
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