from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of anointing with oil or other liquids.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of anointing, or state of being anointed; also, an ointment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of anointing, or the state of being anointed; consecration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
Our president was not a bad choice, but maybe, just maybe, his anointment was a tad premature.
The anointment of n|om takes place inside the Creator.
A year ago I was asked my opinion on the anointment of Xi Jinping as vice president and leader of the "party of princelings," as the new generation of Chinese Communist Party leaders is derisively called by some in China.
Even if one has no particular fondness for JET, he may have fondness for other institutions whose anointment derives from the same structure as JET's.
For a player of his gifts, the shock of the anointment is more easily absorbed than it would be for, say, Ben Curtis, the unknown rookie who raised the Claret Jug here in 2003.
"Today, praise God, America is not facing an individual or group or a faction," he said upon his anointment as al Qaeda's leader.
Contrast that to McIlroy's situation: the 21-year-old prodigy, awaiting his anointment as golf's great hope, was forced to sleep on the pressure of a big overnight lead.
Which doesn't mean that there won't be grilling and goadings as Lord Patten proceeds to anointment.
Angry voters who object to Duffy's anointment as their representative on earth are advised not to write to their MP.
So far, though, 2012 has shown how the politics of anointment and appointment can fail.