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Noun: sacrament  sa-kru-munt
  1. A formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

Derived forms: sacraments

Type of: religious ceremony, religious ritual

Encyclopedia: Sacrament, Reservation of the Blessed