last rites

noun Roman Catholic Church.

1925–30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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last rites
pl n
Christianity religious rites prescribed for those close to death

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Example sentences
Busby was terribly injured and was administered last rites but survived.
He also performed the last rites for many of the fallen.
And then the priest was going to give me my last rites.
His own health was so poor that priests pronounced his last rites on several different occasions.
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