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


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.

Origin of sacramentalism

First recorded in 1860–65; sacramental + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM sacramentalism

sac·ra·men·tal·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sacramentalism

/ (ˌsækrəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm) /


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

Derived forms of sacramentalism

sacramentalist, noun
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