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Related to extreme unction: anointing of the sick
n. Roman Catholic Church
The sacramental anointing of a person in immediate danger of death. The term was discarded in 1972 with the establishment of the more general sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
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(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a former name for anointing of the sick
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anoint′ing of the sick′
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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Extreme Unctionof undertakers—Lipton, 1970.
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|Noun||1.||extreme unction - 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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