[ sak-ruh-men-tl ]
/ ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tl /


of, relating to, or of the nature of a sacrament, especially the sacrament of the Eucharist.
powerfully binding: a sacramental obligation.


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.

Origin of sacramental

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Late Latin word sacrāmentālis. See sacrament, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM sacramental Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sacramentality

/ (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 sacramental

sacramentally, adverbsacramentality (ˌsækrəmɛnˈtælɪtɪ) or sacramentalness, noun
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