Share this entry

Chrismation Syllabification: Chris·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /krisˈmāSH(ə)n/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of Chrismation in English:


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'.

Definition of Chrismation in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coiffeur
Pronunciation: kwäˈfər
a hairdresser