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1. sacrament

noun. ['ˈsækrəmənt'] 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.

Synonyms

  • confirmation
  • sacrament of the Eucharist
  • Lord's Supper
  • Eucharist
  • last rites
  • Eucharistic liturgy
  • matrimony
  • Liturgy
  • penance
  • Holy Eucharist
  • Holy Sacrament
  • baptism
  • holy order
  • extreme unction
  • anointing of the sick
  • religious ritual

Antonyms

  • endogamy
  • exogamy

Etymology

  • sacramentum (Latin)
  • sacro (Latin)

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Rhymes with Sacrament

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Sentences with sacrament


1. Noun, singular or mass
Baptism is often the first sacrament children receive.

Quotes about sacrament


1. A sacrament--like marriage--means living a life better than your natural instincts, so that you're modeling God. And God never gives up.
- Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

2. What in hell are you really made of, Howard? After all, it's only a building. It's not the combination of holy sacrament, Indian torture, and sexual ecstasy that you seem to make of it.""Isn't it?
- Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

3. The Church does not dispense the sacrament of baptism in order to acquire for herself an increase in membership but in order to consecrate a human being to God and to communicate to that person the divine gift of birth from God.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar, Unless You Become Like This Child

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