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unhouseled

[uhn-hou-zuh ld]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. not having received the Eucharist.

Origin of unhouseled

First recorded in 1525–35; un-1 + housel + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for unhouseled

Historical Examples

  • It was Voltaire's last triumph; four days later, unshriven and unhouseled, he expired.

    A History of French Literature

    Edward Dowden

  • The word "unhouseled" in this means that he died without receiving the sacred elements before his death.


British Dictionary definitions for unhouseled

unhouseled

adjective
  1. archaic not having received the Eucharist

Word Origin

C16: from un- + obsolete housel to administer the sacrament, from Old English hūsl (n), hūslian (vb), of unknown origin
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