Definition of Chrismation in English:


Syllabification: Chris·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /krizˈmāSHən/

Entry from US English dictionary


  • A rite in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches that is comparable and similar to confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church.


mid 16th century: from medieval Latin chrismatio(n-), from chrismare 'to anoint'.

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