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sacramentalism

[sak-ruh-men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
a belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace.
2.
emphasis on the importance of sacramental objects and ritual actions.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; sacramental + -ism
Related forms
sacramentalist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sacramentalist

sacramentalism

/ˌsækrəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
belief in or special emphasis upon the efficacy of the sacraments for conferring grace
Derived Forms
sacramentalist, noun
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