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sacrament

 
Noun sacrament has 1 sense
  1. sacrament - a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the Protestant sacraments are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
    --1 is a kind of
    religious ceremony, religious ritual
    --1 has particulars:
     Holy Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's Supper; matrimony; baptism; confirmation; penance; anointing of the sick, extreme unction, last rites; holy orders
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