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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Translations

anointing of the sick

, unción f de los enfermos
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Vatican spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls would not confirm if the pontiff had been given the Sacrament of the infirm.
"I was ticked having to change routes." Seconds later he was reaching into his glove compartment for his oils, rehearsing in his head how to do the Sacrament of the Infirm in Italian.