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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small or miniature house.
  • n. One who frequently remains indoors or at home.
  • n. A tame animal, or one reared by hand.
  • n. The act of administering the eucharist.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the eucharist.
  • adj. Pertaining to any of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, such as marriage.
  • v. Present participle of housel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Same as housling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of administering the eucharist.
  • Of or pertaining to the eucharist: as, houseling bread.
  • Pertaining to any of the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, as marriage.
  • n. A tame animal, or one brought up by hand.

Etymologies

From house +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English houselyng, housling, from Old English hūslung ("administration of the sacrament"), from Old English hūslian ("to administer the sacrament"), equivalent to housel +‎ -ing. (Wiktionary)

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