anointing of the sick

anointing of the sick
Date: circa 1884 extreme unction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Anointing of the Sick — is distinguished from other forms of religious anointing or unction (an older term with the same meaning) in that it is intended, as its name indicates, for the benefit of a sick person. Other religious anointings occur in relation to other… …   Wikipedia

  • Anointing of the Sick — • A sacrament to give spiritual aid and comfort and perfect spiritual health, including, if need be, the remission of sins, and also, conditionally, to restore bodily health, to Christians who are seriously ill Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Anointing of the Sick — n. R.C.Ch. a sacrament in which a priest anoints with oil and prays for a person dying, in danger of death, or otherwise critically ill, infirm, or disturbed …   English World dictionary

  • Anointing of the Sick —    One of the seven sacraments, this anointing with oil blessed by a bishop is administered to a personduring a time of serious illness, prior to a serious medical procedure, or in danger of death. The Anointing of the Sick, which is administered …   Glossary of theological terms

  • anointing of the sick — noun a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation • Syn: ↑extreme unction, ↑last rites • Hypernyms: ↑sacrament * * * : extreme unction * * * Rom. Cath. Ch. a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anointing of the Sick — (in the Roman Catholic Church) the sacramental anointing of the ill or infirm with blessed oil; unction. → anoint …   English new terms dictionary

  • anointing of the sick — anoint′ing of the sick′ n. rel 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • anointing of the sick —    See sacrament of the dying …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Anointing of the Sick — noun A Catholic sacrament in which a priest anoints a sick or dying person with oil and prays for his salvation …   Wiktionary

  • anointing of the sick — Rom. Cath. Ch. a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer, administered by a priest to a person who is very ill or dying. Formerly, extreme unction. Also called last rites. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • anointing of the sick — noun Roman Catholic Church a sacrament administered by the application of holy oils to a person who is suffering a serious illness, to bring spiritual and even physical strength to the sufferer …   Australian English dictionary

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