anointing of the sick

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nounRoman Catholic Church.
  1. a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer, administered by a priest to a person who is very ill or dying.

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First recorded in 1880–85

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anointing of the sick

noun
  1. RC Church a sacrament in which a person who is seriously ill or dying is anointed by a priest with consecrated oil: Former name: extreme unction

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