holy water

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noun

water blessed by a priest.

Nearby words

  1. holy terror,
  2. holy thistle,
  3. holy thursday,
  4. holy trinity,
  5. holy war,
  6. holy water sprinkler,
  7. holy week,
  8. holy willie,
  9. holy writ,
  10. holy year

Origin of holy water

before 900; Middle English haliwater, Old English hāligwæter

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holy water

noun

water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic rituals of purification
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