ablution ablution

Definition(s):

  • (n) the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels

Usage(s):

  1. Lifting folded palms to the rising sun, silver-haired Veer Bhadra Mishra steps into the Ganges to begin his ritual morning ablution.
  2. A man performs ablution before Friday prayers on the second day of the month.
  3. When a rival firm called and vowed to match any offer, the candidate said: "I'd like a prayer room and ablution facilities."

News

  • Vanishing point

    DANCE Sitting at her large desk overlooking the intersection of Mission and 24th Street, Krissy Keefer speaks eloquently and movingly about the genesis of Hemorrhage: An Ablution of Hope and Despair , the latest work for her 10-woman Dance Brigade Company.
    on January 22, 2014     Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian

Quotes

  1. "We must also acknowledge that there are only limited ablution facilities in the mine and we would normally not cater to 500 people on an extended basis like this," Mr Campbell said.
    on Apr 11, 2005 By: Michael Campbell Source: ABC Online

  2. They worry the desalinated water they must drink is causing severe kidney problems and complain of diarrhoea, but Senator Vanstone said: "Drinking water is plentiful and available around the clock. Brackish water is used for ablution facilities and...
    on Jan 2, 2004 By: Amanda Vanstone Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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