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chrisom

[kriz-uh m] /ˈkrɪz əm/
noun
1.
2.
a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English krysom, crysum, variant of chrism
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British Dictionary definitions for chrisom

chrism

/ˈkrɪzəm/
noun
1.
a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
Derived Forms
chrismal (ˈkrɪzməl) adjective
Word Origin
Old English crisma, from Medieval Latin, from Greek khrisma unction, from khriein to anoint

chrisom

/ˈkrɪzəm/
noun
1.
(Christianity) a white robe put on an infant at baptism and formerly used as a burial shroud if the infant died soon afterwards
2.
(archaic) an infant wearing such a robe
3.
a variant spelling of chrism
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