anointing of the sick

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A·noint·ing of the Sick

(ə-noin′tĭng)
n. Christianity
The sacrament of anointing a critically ill or weak person, with prayers for recovery and an act of penance or confession.

anointing of the sick

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a sacrament in which a person who is seriously ill or dying is anointed by a priest with consecrated oil. Former name: extreme unction

anoint′ing of the sick′


n.
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.

anointing of the sick

- The Catholic sacrament in which a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation.
See also related terms for sick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anointing of the sick - a Catholic sacramentanointing of the sick - 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
Translations

anointing of the sick

, unción f de los enfermos
References in classic literature ?
The ministers were both present when he received the last sacraments. The worthy man strongly recommended Rabourdin, saying he should die with less regret if he could know that his successor were the man who had so constantly done his work.
When the priest was summoned to give him the last sacrament, he began cursing the priest and his family.
By God's love and compassion, Liam survived long enough to be able to give his mother's name and phone number and receive the Last Sacrament.
"When Father Walsh came to give him his last sacrament, Nibben had a stack of envelopes for him," she said, her voice breaking.