ablution n : the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
Etymologyablutio, from abluo. Compare French ablution.
- Rhymes: -uːʃən
- The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite.
- The water used in cleansing.
- Cast the ablutions in the main.
- In the context of "Roman Catholic Church": A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest.
the act of washing or cleansing
- Finnish: peseytyminen
the water used in cleansing
- Finnish: pesuvesi
Roman Catholic Church: a small quantity of wine and water
- ttbc Albanian: avdes
- ttbc Irish: ionnladh m1
- ttbc Spanish: ablución
- ttbc Vietnamese: lễ rửa tội, lễ tắm gội, lễ rửa sạch các đồ thờ, nước tắm gội, nước rửa đồ thờ, sự tắm gội, sự rửa ráy
Ablution is a term referring to washing, and can mean:
- Ordinary washing:
- Ritual washing for the purpose of ritual purification:
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