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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or used in a sacrament.
  • adj. Consecrated or bound by or as if by a sacrament: a sacramental duty.
  • adj. Having the force or efficacy of a sacrament.
  • n. A rite, act, or sacred object used by some Christian churches in worship.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Used in, or relating to, a sacrament.
  • n. An object (such as holy water or a crucifix) or an action (such as making the sign of the cross) which is regarded as encouraging devotion and thus spiritually aiding the person who uses it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a sacrament or the sacraments; of the nature of a sacrament; sacredly or solemnly binding.
  • adj. Bound by a sacrament.
  • n. That which relates to a sacrament.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or constituting a sacrament; of the nature of a sacrament; used in the sacrament: as, sacramental rites or elements; sacramental union.
  • Bound or consecrated by a sacrament or oath.
  • In ancient Roman law, of or pertaining to the pledges deposited by the parties to a cause before entering upon litigation.
  • n. A rite analogous to but not included among the recognized sacraments.
  • n. plural Certain instruments or materials used in a sacrament, or ceremonies connected with a sacrament.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or involving a sacrament

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