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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin sacramentum, from Latin sacrare 'to make holy'

sacrament

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
sac‧ra‧ment [countable]
1

the Sacrament

RRC the bread and wine that are eaten at communion (=an important Christian ceremony)
2RRC one of the important Christian ceremonies, such as marriage or communion
sacramental adjective

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