[ sak-ruh-men-tl ]
/ ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tl /
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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.
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Origin of sacramental

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

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How to use sacramental in a sentence

  • Here mention will be made of some of the most common of the sacramentals that have not already been treated.

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 sacramental

sacramentally, adverbsacramentality (ˌsækrəmɛnˈtælɪtɪ) or sacramentalness, noun
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