the act of administering or receiving the Eucharist.
verb (used with object), houseled, houseling or (especially British) houselled, houselling.
to administer the Eucharist to.
Origin: before 900; (noun) Middle English;Old Englishhūsl the Eucharist, probably orig. offering; cognate with Old Norsehūsl,Gothichunsl sacrifice, offering; (v.) Middle Englishhouselen,Old Englishhūslian, derivative of the noun