noun Etymology: Middle English sacrement, sacrament, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin sacramentum, from Latin, oath of allegiance, obligation, from sacrare to consecrate Date: 13th century 1. a. a Christian rite (as baptism or the Eucharist) that is believed to have been ordained by Christ and that is held to be a means of divine grace or to be a sign or symbol of a spiritual reality b. a religious rite or observance comparable to a Christian sacrament 2. capitalized a. communion 2a b. Blessed Sacrament 3. something likened to a religious sacrament <
saw voting as a sacrament of democracy

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