Chrisom

Definition of Chrisom

Chris´om
n.1.A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.
2.A child which died within a month after its baptism; - so called from the chrisom cloth which was used as a shroud for it.

Related Words

balm, chrism, holy oil, ointment, sacramental oil, salve, unction, unguent
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