Water blessed by a priest and used in religious ceremonies.
- Buildings, offices and factories are seldom opened for use without the blessing of the priest with his holy water.
- A priest sprinkles holy water on an infant's head, chanting as he does so.
- The grave was then dug, if this had not already been done, and sanctified by a priest with holy water and incense.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: ho·ly wa·ter
Definition of holy water in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.