the act of administering or receiving the Eucharist.
to administer the Eucharist to.
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How to use housel in a sentence
And in a ladychapel another taking housel all to his own cheek.Ulysses | James Joyce
For they shrive them and housel them evermore once or twice in the week.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville | John Mandeville
As he arose from the slab, a bird in housel for the night flew out of the box.The Prince of India, Volume II | Lew. Wallace
Two clerics in surplice hold the housel cloth to catch any of the sacred elements which might accidentally fall.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England | Edward L. Cutts
Let every Christian man strictly keep his Christianity, and go frequently to shrift and housel.Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England | Edward L. Cutts
British Dictionary definitions for housel
a medieval name for Eucharist
(tr) to give the Eucharist to (someone)
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