sacrament

Definitions:

A ceremonial observance in the Christian Church, divinely instituted as either really or symbolically a means, and any how a pledge, of grace; the Lord's Supper.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A solemn religious rite instituted by Christ to be observed by His followers; the Lord's Supper; the Eucharist; baptism; an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace; in the R. Cath. and Gr. Ch., baptism, the Eucharist, marriage, penance, confirmation, orders, and extreme unction, are called sacraments.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A solemn religious ordinance. esp. the Lord's Supper.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
One of the solemn religious rites in the Christian Church, esp. the Lord's Supper: one of the seven " outward signs of inward signs of inward grace" by which, in the R. Cath. Church, grace is conveyed to the soul- they are Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders and Matrimony.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
SACRAMENTALLY.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)
A holy or sacred ceremony, as baptism; the Eucharist; the Lord's Supper.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Sacramental.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

This letter, I found subsequently, he received as he was starting to receive the sacrament from a clergyman who has since related the fact to me.
- Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead
There was no good in half- measures, fines of five shillings a month for not coming to the Sacrament and one shilling a week for not coming to church.
- Daniel Defoe by William Minto
The sacrament either was literally Christ's body, or it was not.
- By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson