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extreme unction

[ek-streem, ik-streem]
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noun Roman Catholic Church.
  1. anointing of the sick.
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Origin of extreme unction

First recorded in 1570–80
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extreme unction

noun
  1. RC Church a former name for anointing of the sick
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