[ sak-ruh-men-tl ]
/ ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tl /
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Roman Catholic Church. an action, as the sign of the cross, a ceremony resembling a sacrament, or a sacred object, regarded as being instituted by the church rather than by Christ and serving as a means of receiving sanctifying grace.
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Origin of sacramental
OTHER WORDS FROM sacramental
sac·ra·men·tal·ly, adverbsac·ra·men·tal·ness, sac·ra·men·tal·i·ty, nounnon·sac·ra·men·tal, adjectiveun·sac·ra·men·tal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sacramental
/ (ˌsækrəˈmɛntəl) /
of, relating to, or having the nature of a sacrament
bound by or as if by a sacrament
RC Church a sacrament-like ritual action, such as the sign of the cross or the use of holy water
Derived forms of sacramentalsacramentally, adverbsacramentality (ˌsækrəmɛnˈtælɪtɪ) or sacramentalness, noun
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