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- noun The sacramental anointing of a person in immediate danger of death. The term was discarded in 1972 with the establishment of the more general sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
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- noun The
catholic sacramentof Anointing of the Sick
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- noun a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
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