Definition of Chrismation in English:

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Pronunciation: /krisˈmāSH(ə)n/


A rite in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches that is comparable and similar to confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church.
Example sentences
  • More than any other mark of our parish's success, we celebrate the multitude of Baptisms and Chrismations that typify the spiritual growth of this community.
  • On Monday, I gave my life confession, part of the process leading up to my Chrismation on Saturday.
  • Baptism and Chrismation must be understood and experienced as corporate acts of worship and praise.


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

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Syllabification: Chris·ma·tion

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