sacramentalism
noun Date: 1861 belief in or use of sacramental rites, acts, or objects; specifically belief that the sacraments are inherently efficacious and necessary for salvation • sacramentalist noun

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  • Sacramentalism — Sac ra*men tal*ism, n. The doctrine and use of sacraments; attachment of excessive importance to sacraments. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sacramentalism — [sak΄rə ment′ liz΄əm] n. belief in the efficacy of sacraments; esp., the doctrine that the sacraments are necessary to salvation sacramentalist n …   English World dictionary

  • sacramentalism — sacramental ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or constituting a sacrament. ► NOUN ▪ (in the Christian Church) an observance that is comparable to but not itself considered to be a sacrament, such as the use of holy water or the sign of the cross.… …   English terms dictionary

  • sacramentalism — sacramentalist, n. /sak reuh men tl iz euhm/, n. 1. a belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace. 2. emphasis on the importance of sacramental objects and ritual actions.… …   Universalium

  • sacramentalism — noun a) The belief that observance of the sacraments is necessary for salvation, or belief in their efficacy; sacramentarianism. b) The belief that the natural world is a reflection or imitation of a perfect supernatural one …   Wiktionary

  • sacramentalism — n. belief in the effectiveness of sacraments and ritual actions; belief in the sacraments as indispensability in achieving salvation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sacramentalism — sac·ra·men·tal·ism …   English syllables

  • sacramentalism —  Сакраментализм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • sacramentalism — sac•ra•men•tal•ism [[t]ˌsæk rəˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm[/t]] n. rct rel a belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace • Etymology: 1860–65 sac ra•men′tal•ist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sacramentalism — ˈmentəlˌizəm noun ( s) 1. : the doctrine and use of the sacraments; especially : the attaching of great importance to sacraments 2. : the doctrine that sacraments are inherently efficacious and indispensable to salvation and capable of co …   Useful english dictionary

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