Origin of ablution
Examples from the Web for ablution
The men are provided with means for ablution by a few bathing-troughs in their wash-room.The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences|Hosea Quinby
The ablution is performed by means of strong application with the hands, dipped into the water, and is repeated several times.Valere Aude|Louis Dechmann
It was not a mere rose-water ceremony, but a good hearty washing of feet that for the most part had great need of the ablution.Agnes of Sorrento|Harriet Beecher Stowe
After ablution the patient offered sacrifices, repeating himself the words of the hymn that was chanted.
The falling of the shadow of a low-caste person upon any Brahman in India necessitates an ablution on the part of the latter.India, Its Life and Thought|John P. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for ablution
Word Origin for ablution
Word Origin and History for ablution
"ritual washing," late 14c., from Latin ablutionem (nominative ablutio), noun of action from past participle stem of abluere "to wash off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + luere "wash," related to lavere (see lave).