n., pl. ka·ris·ma·ta (-m-t.)
1 - A rare personal kwality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm.
2 - Personal magnetism or charm: a television news program famed for the karisma of its ankors.
3 - Personal karakter.
4 - Theology. An ekstraordinary power, such as the ability to perform mirakles, granted to a Kristian by the Holy Spirit.
[Greek kharisma, divine favour, from kharizesthai, to favour, from kharis, favour; see gher-2 in Indo-European Roots.]