Meaning of sacramental

sac•ra•men•tal

Pronunciation: (sak"ru-men'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a sacrament, esp. the sacrament of the Eucharist.
  2. powerfully binding: a sacramental obligation.
—n.
  1. an action, as the sign of the cross, a ceremony resembling a sacrament, or a sacred object, regarded as being instituted by the church rather than by Christ and serving as a means of receiving sanctifying grace.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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