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sacrament

sac·ra·ment

sacrament

 
pronunciation:
sae kr mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in theology, a visible sign or symbol of God's grace conferred on humans, such as baptism.
definition 2: (usu. cap.) the Eucharist or its consecrated elements, esp. the bread or host.
synonyms:
Communion, Eucharist, Holy Communion, Host, Oblation
similar words:
liturgy
definition 3: a sign, symbol, or rite regarded as having a holy or sanctifying character.
synonyms:
ceremonial, rite, ritual, unction
definition 4: a solemn pledge, esp. the vows of marriage or holy orders.
synonyms:
holy orders, pledge, vow
Word Parts
The word sacrament contains the following parts:
sacr, sacri, secr Latin root that means holy
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.