◄ Ablution ►

1. (n.) A washing or cleansing of the body as a religious ritual; purification; as, water of ablution\.

2. (n.) The water used in cleansing.

3. (n.) A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest.

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