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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.
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity religious rites prescribed for those close to death
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|