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Meaning of EXTREME UNCTION

Pronunciation:  ik'streem 'ungkshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
 
 Synonyms: anointing of the sick, last rites
 
 See Also: sacrament

 

 

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 Related Terms: baptism, burial service, chrism, chrismal, chrismation, chrismatory, chrisom, confirmation, deathwatch, dirge, eulogy, exequies, funeral oration, funeral rites, holy orders, last duty, last honors, last offices, last rites, matrimony, obsequies, ointment, penance, requiem, requiem mass, sacramental anointment, sacred unction, seven sacraments, the Eucharist, unction, viaticum, wake
 

 

 

 

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