anointment


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anointment - the act of applying oil or an oily liquidanointment - the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
application, coating, covering - the work of applying something; "the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine"; "a complete bleach requires several applications"; "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";
inunction, unction - anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
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anointment

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References in classic literature ?
As for Porthos, he had supped very agreeably off a roast leg of mutton, two pheasants, and a perfect heap of cray-fish; he then directed his body to be anointed with perfumed oils, in the manner of the wrestlers of old; and when this anointment was completed, he had himself wrapped in flannels and placed in a warm bed.
Mombasa Memorial Cathedral administrative secretary George Kuza, Emmanuel Wanje, and Tom Dawa, who moved to court to block Mwaro's anointment, were conspicuously missing.
With her recent anointment, Carlson has come full circle in what must feel like justice for this Stanford graduate and world-class violinist.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party, basking in its anointment as a 'loktantrik' force by the party that 'successfully led all major popular movements', asserted its commitment to restoring institutions and declarations that were abandoned and announced by the NC and others as 'achievements of the 2006' political changes.
Therefore, a leadership that has the character and discipline to further the process of consensus-building within the party as well as construct and strengthen strategic linkages with other parties in the overall interest of the nation is imperative in the PDP quest for self-rediscovery, not a leadership with questionable antecedents or a leadership that is mollycoddled by some state governors to the extent of being rendered compromised from the outset of its administration of the party consequent upon anointment.
What is interesting now is that the party has chosen this particular time, just before the crucial regional elections in Gujarat, for his anointment.
The death of Chavez was followed by the anointment (in a monarchical style) of his successor.
Anointment in the ancient times used the same oil used to light up lamps and illuminate the surroundings.
As Warren Gatland breezed into the room set aside for his formal anointment in the role, and answered every inquiry that came his way with all the polish of a piece of Chesterfield furniture, you wondered why on earth anyone else had ever been considered.
JOSE MOURINHO'S Old Trafford anointment was delayed by a row over image rights.
But on the day of Nicholls' anointment a much bigger story was to break as Pipe, the most successful jumps trainer in the sport's history with 4,180 winners and the man who had revolutionised his profession, suddenly announced he was to retire.
Saul's anointment by Samuel is a well known story in the Bible.