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Sacramentarian

[sak-ruh-men-tair-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a person who maintains that the Eucharistic elements have only symbolic significance and are not corporeal manifestations of Christ.
  2. (lowercase) a sacramentalist.
adjective
  1. of or relating to the Sacramentarians.
  2. (lowercase) of or relating to the sacraments.

Origin of Sacramentarian

First recorded in 1530–40; sacrament + -arian
Related formsSac·ra·men·tar·i·an·ism, nounun·sac·ra·men·tar·i·an, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sacramentarian

Historical Examples

  • I am a poor Sacramentarian, and can hardly recollect what I have hitherto lived on, it was so bloody-desperate little.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)

    Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

  • An element of truth does indeed underlie the sacramentarian interpretation of Paul.

  • Sacramentarian, a High Churchman who attaches a special sacred virtue to the sacraments of the Church.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • The main difference was in the attitude to the Roman allegiance and to the sacramentarian system.


British Dictionary definitions for sacramentarian

Sacramentarian

noun
  1. any Protestant theologian, such as Zwingli, who maintained that the bread and wine of the Eucharist were the body and blood of Christ only in a figurative sense and denied His real presence in these elements
  2. one who believes in sacramentalism
adjective
  1. of or relating to Sacramentarians
  2. (not capital) of or relating to sacraments
Derived FormsSacramentarianism, noun
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