Sacramentalness

sacramental

[sak-ruh-men-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; Middle English < Late Latin sacrāmentālis. See sacrament, -al1

sacramentally, adverb
sacramentalness, sacramentality, noun
nonsacramental, adjective
unsacramental, adjective
unsacramentally, adverb
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sacramental (ˌsækrəˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having the nature of a sacrament
2.  bound by or as if by a sacrament
 
n
3.  RC Church a sacrament-like ritual action, such as the sign of the cross or the use of holy water
 
sacra'mentally
 
adv
 
sacramentality
 
n
 
sacra'mentalness
 
n

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