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

  • n. Ecclesiastical See chrism.
  • n. Ecclesiastical Olive oil blessed by a bishop and used to anoint the sick and in sacramentals.

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

  • n. a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam


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