noun, plural vi·at·i·ca [vahy-at-i-kuh, vee-] /vaɪˈæt ɪ kə, vi-/, vi·at·i·cums.

  1. Ecclesiastical. the Eucharist or Communion as given to a person dying or in danger of death.
  2. (among the ancient Romans) a provision or allowance for traveling, originally of transportation and supplies, later of money, made to officials on public missions.
  3. money or necessities for any journey.

noun plural -ca (-kə) or -cums

  1. Christianity Holy Communion as administered to a person dying or in danger of death
  2. rare provisions or a travel allowance for a journey

1560s, from Latin viaticum “travelling money; provision for a journey,” from via “way” (see via).

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