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Meaning of CHRISM

Pronunciation:  'krizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam
 

CHRISM is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: chrisom, holy oil, sacramental oil
 
 See Also: balm, ointment, salve, unction, unguent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chrism\, n. [OE. crisme, from AS. crisma; also OE.
creme, fr. OF. cresme, like the AS. word fr. LL. chrisma, fr.
Gr. ?, fr. ? to anoint; perh. akin to L. friare, fricare, to
rub, Skr. gharsh, E. friable, friction. Cf. {Chrisom}.] (Gr.
& R. C. Church?s)
1. Olive oil mixed with balm and spices, consecrated by the
   bishop on Maundy Thursday, and used in the administration
   of baptism, confirmation, ordination, etc.

2. The same as {Chrisom}.

 

 

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