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anointing of the sick

noun, Roman Catholic Church.
a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer, administered by a priest to a person who is very ill or dying.
Formerly extreme unction.
Also called last rites.
Origin of anointing of the sick
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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anointing of the sick

(RC Church) a sacrament in which a person who is seriously ill or dying is anointed by a priest with consecrated oil Former name extreme unction
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