Sacrament Sac"ra*ment, n. [L. sacramentum an oath, a sacred thing, a mystery, a sacrament, fr. sacrare to declare as sacred, sacer sacred: cf. F. sacrement. See {Sacred}.] 1. The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

I'll take the sacrament on't. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

God sometimes sent a light of fire, and pillar of a cloud . . . and the sacrament of a rainbow, to guide his people through their portion of sorrows. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

3. (Theol.) One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper. [1913 Webster]

Syn: {Sacrament}, {Eucharist}.

Usage: Protestants apply the term sacrament to baptism and the Lord's Supper, especially the latter. The R. Cath. and Greek churches have five other sacraments, viz., confirmation, penance, holy orders, matrimony, and extreme unction. As sacrament denotes an oath or vow, the word has been applied by way of emphasis to the Lord's Supper, where the most sacred vows are renewed by the Christian in commemorating the death of his Redeemer. Eucharist denotes the giving of thanks; and this term also has been applied to the same ordinance, as expressing the grateful remembrance of Christ's sufferings and death. ``Some receive the sacrament as a means to procure great graces and blessings; others as an eucharist and an office of thanksgiving for what they have received.'' --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sacrament — Studioalbum von Lamb of God Veröffentlichung 2006 Label Epic Records …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sacrament — SACRAMÉNT, sacramente, s.n. Nume dat în religia catolică fiecăreia dintre cele şapte taine bisericeşti. – Din fr. sacrement, lat. sacramentum. Trimis de LauraGellner, 17.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SACRAMÉNT s. v. cuminecare, cuminecătură,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Sacrament — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Sacrament Álbum de Lamb Of God Publicación 22 de agosto de 2006 Grabación Inicios 2006 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sacrament — Sacrament …   Википедия

  • sacrament — ► NOUN 1) (in the Christian Church) a religious ceremony or ritual regarded as imparting divine grace, such as baptism and the Eucharist. 2) (also the Blessed Sacrament or the Holy Sacrament) (in Catholic use) the consecrated elements of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • sacrament — (n.) late 12c., from O.Fr. sacrament (12c.), from L. sacramentum a consecrating, from sacrare to consecrate (see SACRED (Cf. sacred)); a Church Latin loan translation of Gk. mysterion mystery …   Etymology dictionary

  • sacrament — [sak′rə mənt] n. [ME < OFr sacrement < LL(Ec) sacramentum, the gospel, a secret, sacrament (used as transl. of Gr mystērion) < L, an oath of allegiance, orig., sum deposited by the two parties to a suit < sacrare, to consecrate <… …   English World dictionary

  • Sacrament — Sac ra*ment, v. t. To bind by an oath. [Obs.] Laud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sacrament — est le quatrième album du groupe Lamb of God sorti le 22 août 2006. Liste des chansons Walk With Me In Hell 5:12 Again We Rise 4:30 Redneck 3:40 Pathetic 4:32 Foot To The Throat 3:13 Descending 3:35 Blacken The Cursed Sun 5:28 Forgotten (Losts… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sacrament — (v. lat. Sacramentum, s.d.), im kirchlichen Sprachgebrauch seit Tertullian die wichtigsten kirchlichen Ceremonien überhaupt u. namentlich geheimnißvolle od. symbolische Religionshandlungen, nachdem die Vulgata das Wort μυστήριον durch sacramentum …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”