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Sacramental

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Sacraméntal. adj. [sacramental, Fr. from sacrament.] Constituting a sacrament; pertaining to a sacrament.

To make complete the outward substance of a sacrament, there is required an outward form, which form sacramental elements receive from sacramental words. Hooker.

The words of St. Paul are plain; and whatever interpretation can be put upon them, it can only vary the way of the sacramental efficacy, but it cannot evacuate the blessing. Taylor.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · Taylor, Jeremy (57)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Sacramental." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 12, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3381.


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