Chris"om (?), n. [See Chrism.]

1.

A white cloth, anointed with chrism, or a white mantle thrown over a child when baptized or christened.

[Obs.]

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.

[Obs.]

Blount.

 

© Webster 1913.

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