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Rites performed for a person in danger of dying or in connection with burial, as the Anointing of the Sick in the Roman Catholic Church.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity religious rites prescribed for those close to death
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religious rites performed for the dying or the dead.
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|Noun||1.||last rites - 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
|2.||last rites - rites performed in connection with a death or burial|
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last ritesnpl últimos ritos
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