|1.||chiefly RC Church, Eastern Churches the act of anointing with oil in sacramental ceremonies, in the conferring of holy orders|
|2.||excessive suavity or affected charm|
|3.||an ointment or unguent|
|4.||anything soothing or comforting|
|[C14: from Latin unctiō an anointing, from ungere to anoint; see |
unction unc·tion (ŭngk'shən)
The action of applying or rubbing with an ointment or oil.
(1 John 2:20,27; R.V., "anointing"). Kings, prophets, and priests were anointed, in token of receiving divine grace. All believers are, in a secondary sense, what Christ was in a primary sense, "the Lord's anointed."