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chrisom

[ kriz-uhm ]
/ ˈkrɪz əm /
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noun

a white cloth or robe put on a person at baptism to signify innocence.

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Origin of chrisom

1400–50; late Middle English krysom, crysum, variant of chrism
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chrisom
/ (ˈkrɪzəm) /

noun

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