[sak-ruh-men-tair-ee-uh n]
  1. a person who maintains that the Eucharistic elements have only symbolic significance and are not corporeal manifestations of Christ.
  2. (lowercase) a sacramentalist.
  1. of or relating to the Sacramentarians.
  2. (lowercase) of or relating to the sacraments.

Origin of Sacramentarian

First recorded in 1530–40; sacrament + -arian
Related formsSac·ra·men·tar·i·an·ism, nounun·sac·ra·men·tar·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for sacramentarian


  1. 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
  2. one who believes in sacramentalism
  1. of or relating to Sacramentarians
  2. (not capital) of or relating to sacraments
Derived FormsSacramentarianism, noun
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