Definition of chrisom in English:
A white robe put on a child at baptism.
- If the child died within a month of baptism, the chrisom-cloth was used as a burial shroud.
- Chrisomer literally means an infant buried in its baptism robe (chrisom).
- This white vesture was worn for a month after the child's birth, and if it died before the expiration of that time, it had the chrisom for its shroud.
Middle English: alteration of chrism, representing a popular pronunciation with two syllables.
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