sacramentalism

[ sak-ruh-men-tl-iz-uh m ]
/ ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm /

noun

a belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace.
emphasis on the importance of sacramental objects and ritual actions.

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Origin of sacramentalism

First recorded in 1860–65; sacramental + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM sacramentalism

sac·ra·men·tal·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sacramentalism

sacramentalism
/ (ˌsækrəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

belief in or special emphasis upon the efficacy of the sacraments for conferring grace

Derived forms of sacramentalism

sacramentalist, noun
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