1. a sign, token, or symbol; pledge.

2. something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.

3. a holy rite of passage.

4. Christianity: a visible sign of an inward grace, especially one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolise or confer grace.

5. (often initial capital letter) Also called Holy Sacrament; the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper.

Etymology: from Church Latin sacrāmentum, “vow”, from Latin sacrāre, “to consecrate”.

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1. desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness. 

2. an act of kindness; a charitable gift. 

3. English History:a forced contribution to the sovereign.

Etymology: from Middle English < Latin benevolentia, from benevolēns, “kindhearted”, from bene-, “well, good” + vol-, “wish, will”.

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