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
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