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- n. Roman Catholic Church The Anointing of the Sick.
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- n. The catholic sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Unction.
- n. the sacrament of anointing in the last hours; the application of consecrated oil by a priest to all the senses, that is, to eyes, ears, nostrils, etc., of a person when in danger of death from illness, -- done for remission of sins.
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- n. a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
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