The catholics, who admitted the baptism of heretics,
repeated the rite, or, as it was afterwards styled, the
sacrament, of confirmation, to which they ascribed many
mystic and marvellous prerogatives, both visible and
invisible. See Chardon, Hist. des Sacremens, tom. i. p.
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