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extreme unction

[ek-streem, ik-streem] /ˈɛk strim, ɪkˈstrim/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
Origin of extreme unction
1570-80 Unabridged
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  • At nine o'clock the same evening she desired and received extreme unction.
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extreme unction

(RC Church) a former name for anointing of the sick
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