last rites


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last rites

pl.n.
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.

last rites

pl n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity religious rites prescribed for those close to death

last′ rites′


n.pl.
religious rites performed for the dying or the dead.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.last rites - a Catholic sacramentlast 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
religious rite, rite - an established ceremony prescribed by a religion; "the rite of baptism"
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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last rites

npl últimos ritos
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