extreme unction

[ ek-streem, ik-streem ]
/ ˈɛk strim, ɪkˈstrim /

noun Roman Catholic Church.

Origin of extreme unction

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for extreme unction

extreme unction


noun

RC Church a former name for anointing of the sick
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