nounpl. -·ca or -·cums
- in ancient Rome, money or supplies provided as traveling expenses to an officer on an official mission
- money or supplies for any journey
- [oftenV-] the Eucharist as given to a dying person or to one in danger of death
Origin of viaticumL, provision for a journey from viaticus, of a way or road from via, a way: see via
nounpl. vi·at·i·ca, or vi·at·i·cums
- Ecclesiastical The Eucharist given to a dying person or one in danger of death.
- A supply of provisions for a journey.
Origin of viaticumLate Latin viāticum from Latin traveling provisions from neuter of viāticus viatic ; see viatical .