powerfully binding: a sacramental obligation.
3. Roman Catholic Church.
an action, as the sign of the cross, a ceremony resembling a sacrament
, or a sacred object
, regarded as being instituted by the church rather than by Christ and serving as a means of receiving sanctifying grace
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English Related forms
< Late Latin sacrāmentālis.
sacramentalness, sacramentality, noun