The ceremony of anointment, which preceded and was entirely distinct from that of coronation, was an occasion of much display.
As the prayer ceased, came the symbolical rite of anointment.
These difficulties thus removed, the anointment of Henry IV.
The ceremony of a royal coronation and anointment was not in those days regarded as a mere costly formality.
The anointment of the body with oils was one of the characteristics of a Roman bath.
But one other thing, more important than the anointment at Chartres, was wanting.
I think it a neglected art, degraded to the function of anointment.
Particulars of the anointment have already been given in connection with the coronation of Napoleon.
Already king by anointment, he is now again made king by the casting of lots.
In the tenth year of his anointment, the beloved King Piyadasi obtained the Sambodhi or complete knowledge.
c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related: Anointed; anointing.