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extreme unction

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Catholic Church The Anointing of the Sick.

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  • n. The catholic sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Unction.
  • n. the sacrament of anointing in the last hours; the application of consecrated oil by a priest to all the senses, that is, to eyes, ears, nostrils, etc., of a person when in danger of death from illness, -- done for remission of sins.

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  • n. a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation

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Examples

  • These rights are the following: the right of administering baptism, holy viaticum, and extreme unction in all cases where there is no urgent necessity; the right of administering paschal communion, of proclaiming the banns of marriage, and of blessing marriages.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Mass and the choir office, the doors of the church being closed (c. lvii, "De sent. exc.", and c. xxiv, eod. in VI), and also the administration of confirmation; on the other hand canonical authors did not allow extreme unction for the sick, but Pius X permits it.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Virgin the Blessed Sacrament and administered extreme unction to her.

    The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • "So draw breath, there's a girl, and forget about damnation until you see old Father McGoogle in the morning and get your extreme unction or whatever it is.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

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