sacramentalism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsækrəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sak′rə mentl iz′əm)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sac•ra•men•tal•ism  (sak′rə mentl iz′əm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Roman Catholicism, Religiona belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace.
  2. Religionemphasis on the importance of sacramental objects and ritual actions.
sac′ra•mental•ist, n. 
  • sacramental + -ism 1860–65

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sacramentalism /ˌsækrəˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm/ n
  1. belief in or special emphasis upon the efficacy of the sacraments for conferring grace
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