Sick Anointment (Unction)


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  • anointment — See anointer. * * * ▪ religion Introduction       ritual application of oil or fat to the head or body of a person or to an object; an almost universal practice in the history of religions, although both the cultic practice followed and the… …   Universalium

  • anointing of the sick — noun a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation • Syn: ↑extreme unction, ↑last rites • Hypernyms: ↑sacrament * * * : extreme unction * * * Rom. Cath. Ch. a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil… …   Useful english dictionary

  • anointing of the sick — anoint′ing of the sick′ n. rel a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer by a priest to a person who is critically ill or dying Also called extreme unction …   From formal English to slang

  • anointing of the sick — Rom. Cath. Ch. a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer, administered by a priest to a person who is very ill or dying. Formerly, extreme unction. Also called last rites. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Anointing — The Anointing of David, from the Paris Psalter, 10th century (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris). To anoint is to pour or smear with perfumed oil, milk, water, melted butter or other substances, a process employed ritually by many religions. People… …   Wikipedia


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