Definitions for: Chrism


[n] a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam



Webster (1913) Definition: Chrism, n. [OE. crisme, from AS. crisma; also OE.
creme, fr. OF. cresme, like the AS. word fr. LL. chrisma, fr.
Gr. ?, fr. ? to anoint; perh. akin to L. friare, fricare, to
rub, Skr. gharsh, E. friable, friction. Cf. Chrisom.] (Gr.
& R. C. Church?s)
1. Olive oil mixed with balm and spices, consecrated by the
bishop on Maundy Thursday, and used in the administration
of baptism, confirmation, ordination, etc.

2. The same as Chrisom.

Synonyms: chrisom, holy oil, sacramental oil

See Also: balm, ointment, salve, unction, unguent

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