last rites


noun Roman Catholic Church.


Nearby words

  1. last of the mohicans, the,
  2. last out,
  3. last post,
  4. last quarter,
  5. last resort,
  6. last straw,
  7. last straw, the,
  8. last supper,
  9. last thing,
  10. last things

Origin of last rites

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for last rites

last rites

pl n

Christianity religious rites prescribed for those close to death
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