[sak-ruh-men-tl-iz-uh m]
  1. a belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace.
  2. emphasis on the importance of sacramental objects and ritual actions.

Origin of sacramentalism

First recorded in 1860–65; sacramental + -ism
Related formssac·ra·men·tal·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. belief in or special emphasis upon the efficacy of the sacraments for conferring grace
Derived Formssacramentalist, noun
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