[ sak-ruh-men-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsæk rə mɛnˈtɛər i ən /
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a person who maintains that the Eucharistic elements have only symbolic significance and are not corporeal manifestations of Christ.
(lowercase) a sacramentalist.


of or relating to the Sacramentarians.
(lowercase) of or relating to the sacraments.



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Origin of Sacramentarian

First recorded in 1530–40; sacrament + -arian

OTHER WORDS FROM Sacramentarian

Sac·ra·men·tar·i·an·ism, nounun·sac·ra·men·tar·i·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Sacramentarian

/ (ˌsækrəmɛnˈtɛərɪən) /


any Protestant theologian, such as Zwingli, who maintained that the bread and wine of the Eucharist were the body and blood of Christ only in a figurative sense and denied His real presence in these elements
one who believes in sacramentalism


of or relating to Sacramentarians
(not capital) of or relating to sacraments

Derived forms of Sacramentarian

Sacramentarianism, noun
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