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A mixture of oil and balsam, consecrated and used for anointing at baptism and other rites of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican Churches. The word is recorded from Old English, and comes via medieval and ecclesiastical Latin from Greek khrisma ‘anointing’, from khriein ‘anoint’.

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