What does chrisom mean?

chrisom meaning in General Dictionary

a consecrated ointment comprising an assortment of oil and balsam

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  • A white fabric, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle tossed over a child whenever baptized or christened.
  • A child which died within 30 days following its baptism; -- therefore called from the chrisom fabric which was utilized as a shroud because of it.

Sentence Examples with the word chrisom

Reservation for the sick and unction of the sick were retained; and exorcism, unction, trine immersion and the chrisom were included in the baptismal service.

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