last rites


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last rites

pl.n.
Rites performed for a person in danger of dying or in connection with burial, as the Anointing of the Sick in the Roman Catholic Church.

last rites

pl n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity religious rites prescribed for those close to death

last′ rites′


n.pl.
religious rites performed for the dying or the dead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.last rites - a Catholic sacramentlast rites - a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
2.last rites - rites performed in connection with a death or burial
religious rite, rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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last rites

npl últimos ritos
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At almost the same hour the monks of the Abbey of Leicester performed the last rites of Holy Church for the peace of the soul of Father Claude and consigned his clay to the churchyard.
And if all who looked upon him were driven mad, who then was there to perform the last rites or prepare the body of the Jeddak for them?
Patna: A septuagenarian man has conducted his own last rites in Bihar in the hope that it will free him from the recurring cycles of life and death and get him a berth in heaven.
Meanwhile, a section of Landeke residents termed the victim's cremation "forced last rites to suppress the matter".
But in this present condition, there is no one even to perform the last rites.
LAHORE -- Bomb blasts's victims of Youhannbad Churches were laid to rest after offering their last rites at St.
WAITOF Kin unable to perform last rites as country has few crematoria
But when last orders inevitably lead to Last Rites, you'll pray the HSE has evolved enough to let you die with dignity.
Earlier, Tejpal's interim bail had been extended till June 27 by the Supreme Court after spending five months in jail to enable him to perform the last rites of his mother who died on May 18.
Angry protesters in Nankekhadrabari area on Sunday said they will not perform the last rites of the bodies of the 18 people, including children and women, till Gogoi comes and personally assures to provide security to their lives and property.
The last rites of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh, who died of heart attack in Dubai on Saturday, will take place in Mumbai on Monday evening.
In 1988, Fr Reid was pictured giving the last rites to Corporal David Howes, one of two soldiers murdered by republicans after they drove into the funeral of an IRA member in Belfast.