extreme unction definition

  • noun:
    • Roman Catholic Church The Anointing of this Sick.
    • The catholic sacrament of Anointing associated with ill
    • the sacrament of anointing in the last hours; the effective use of consecrated oil by a priest to all or any the sensory faculties, which, to eyes, ears, nostrils, etc., of someone when vulnerable to death from disease, -- done for remission of sins.
    • a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying individual with oil and prays for salvation
    • Roman Catholic Church The Anointing regarding the Sick.
    • The catholic sacrament of Anointing associated with Sick
    • the sacrament of anointing within the last hours; the application of consecrated oil by a priest to all the the sensory faculties, which, to eyes, ears, nostrils, etc., of someone when in danger of death from infection, -- done for remission of sins.
    • a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying individual with oil and prays for salvation
  • adjective:
    • See under Unction.
    • See under Unction.

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