Definition of sacrament :
1. One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper.
2. The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath- taking; an oath.
3. The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.
4. To bind by an oath.
rite (part of speech: noun)
ceremony, evensong, Eucharist, missal, christening, canon, liturgy, wedlock, nones, mass, observance, transubstantiation, convocation, marriage, communion, holiday, sacrifice, matrimony, ritual, confirmation, revival, baptism, novena, rite, Siddur, vesper, solemnization, celebration, remembrance, service, initiation, last rites
- To perform a sacrament or to receive it when one knows that it will be useless is sacrilege. - "Unwise Child", Gordon Randall Garrett.
- It is the Sacrament. - "The Belovéd Traitor", Frank L. Packard.
- He speaks of " the elegant and pious persons to whom Mr. Fletcher was invited to preach and administer the sacrament"! - "Fletcher of Madeley", Frederic W. Macdonald.