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
Word Origin 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).