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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chrism  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chrism 
  n  :  a  consecrated  mixture  of  oil  and  balsam  [syn:  {chrisom},  {sacramental 
  oil},  {holy  oil}] 




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