Pronunciation: (vī-at'i-kum, vē-),[key] —n., —pl.-caPronunciation: (-ku),[key]-cums. 1. Eccles.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.