follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

sacramental

[sak-ruh-men-tl] /ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a sacrament, especially the sacrament of the Eucharist.
2.
powerfully binding:
a sacramental obligation.
noun
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin sacrāmentālis. See sacrament, -al1
Related forms
sacramentally, adverb
sacramentalness, sacramentality, noun
nonsacramental, adjective
unsacramental, adjective
unsacramentally, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for sacramentally

sacramental

/ˌsækrəˈmɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having the nature of a sacrament
2.
bound by or as if by a sacrament
noun
3.
(RC Church) a sacrament-like ritual action, such as the sign of the cross or the use of holy water
Derived Forms
sacramentally, adverb
sacramentality (ˌsækrəmɛnˈtælɪtɪ), sacramentalness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for sacramental

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sacramentally

20
0
Scrabble Words With Friends