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a·noint

 (ə-noint′)
tr.v. a·noint·ed, a·noint·ing, a·noints
1. To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to.
2. To put oil on during a religious ceremony as a sign of sanctification or consecration.
3. To choose by or as if by divine intervention.

[Middle English enointen, from Old French enoint, past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, inūnct- : in-, on; see in-2 + unguere, to smear.]

a·noint′er n.
a·noint′ment n.
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Noun1.anointer - one who anoints as a religious ceremonyanointer - one who anoints as a religious ceremony
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
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Comelec has leaped beyond what it is supposed to do - to administer the elections and protect the people's sovereign voice; now it has become the anointer for who deserves to win," AES Watch said.
Comelec has leaped beyond what it is supposed to do--to administer the elections and protect the people's sovereign voice; now it has become the anointer for who deserves to win," AES Watch said in a statement.
Yet, the anointer and the anointed are the same 'hallucinated' entities, maybe dry and un-skinned yet.
Her inclusion on a wing of the Braque Family Triptych (1450: Louvre, Paris) recognizes her significance as the anointer (Sacraments of Chrism and Unction) and as the first witness of the Resurrection for here she is the "partner" to John the Baptist who symbolized the Sacrament of Baptism and who was the first witness of Jesus as the Christ.