Ablution is the act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite. It may also mean 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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what does ablutions mean
a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.