- not having received the Eucharist.
Origin of unhouseled
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It was Voltaire's last triumph; four days later, unshriven and unhouseled, he expired.A History of French Literature
The word "unhouseled" in this means that he died without receiving the sacred elements before his death.
- archaic not having received the Eucharist
Word Origin for unhouseled
C16: from un- + obsolete housel to administer the sacrament, from Old English hūsl (n), hūslian (vb), of unknown origin
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