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Viaticum


VIAT'ICUM, noun [Latin supra.]

1. Provisions for a journey.

2. Among the ancient Romans, an allowance to officers who were sent into the provinces to exercise any office or perform any service, also to the officers and soldiers of the army.

3. In the Romish church, the communion or eucharist given to persons in their last moment.