[kriz-uh m]

Origin of chrisom

1400–50; late Middle English krysom, crysum, variant of chrism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for chrisom


  1. Christianity a white robe put on an infant at baptism and formerly used as a burial shroud if the infant died soon afterwards
  2. archaic an infant wearing such a robe
  3. a variant spelling of chrism
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