Definition of Chrisoms

1. Noun. (plural of chrisom) ¹



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Definition of Chrisoms

1. chrisom [n] - See also: chrisom

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chrisoms

chresmologues
chrestomathic
chrestomathies
chrestomathy
chrism
chrisma
chrismal
chrismation
chrismations
chrismatories
chrismatory
chrismon
chrismons
chrisms
chrisom
chrisoms (current term)
chrisstanleyite
christelite
christella
christen
christened
christener
christeners
christening
christenings
christens
christian science
christianias
christianite
christianity

Literary usage of Chrisoms

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Parish Registers in England: Their History and Contents, with Suggestions by Robert Edmond Chester Waters (1883)
"... within the month after their birth were formerly shrouded in the white cloth (chrisom) put on the head at baptism, and were therefore called chrisoms. ..."

2. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science by Johns Hopkins University (1908)
"chrisoms. ie, white robes put on children when baptized, and given as an offering at churching ... Acc'ts, 282 (chrisoms farmed out by the parish in 1562-3. ..."

3. Shakespeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet; Criticism on by Nathan Drake (1817)
"... and children thus situated were called in the bills of mortality chrisoms. ... 1678, explains the word chrisoms as meaning such children as die within ..."

4. The Elizabethan Parish in Its Ecclesiastical and Financial Aspects by Sedley Lynch Ware (1908)
"1582). Usually marriage and churching dues went to minister and clerk (see tariffs, p. 221 supra). chrisoms, ie, white robes put on children when baptized, ..."

5. A Rational Illustration of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of by Charles Wheatly (1819)
"And from this practice I The word suppose the name of chrisoms had its rise in the Weekly chrisoms ..."

6. Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on by Nathan Drake (1838)
"... and children thus situated were called in the bills of mortality chrisoms. This practice, which was common in the days of Shakspeare, continued in use ..."

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