vi·at·i·cum (vī-ătĭ-kəm, vē-)
n. pl. vi·at·i·ca (-kə) or vi·at·i·cums
1. Ecclesiastical The Eucharist given to a dying person or one in danger of death.
2. A supply of provisions for a journey.
[Late Latin viāticum, from Latin, traveling provisions, from neuter of viāticus, viatic; see VIATICAL.]
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