last rites
noun Date: 1922 extreme unction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • last rites — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ (in the Christian Church) rites administered to a person who is about to die …   English terms dictionary

  • last rites — n. 1. final rites and prayers for a dead person 2. sacraments administered to a person near death …   English World dictionary

  • last rites — last rites, noun plural a religious ceremony performed by a Catholic priest for someone who is dying …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Last Rites — This article is about Christian ministrations to the dying. For other uses, see Last Rites (disambiguation). Administering the Last Rites (Dutch School, c. 1600). The Last Rites are the very last prayers and ministrations given to many Christians …   Wikipedia

  • last rites — noun 1. a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑anointing of the sick, ↑extreme unction • Hypernyms: ↑sacrament 2. rites performed in connection with a death or burial …   Useful english dictionary

  • Last Rites — Der Titel Last Rites bezeichnet mehrere Filme Last Rites – Im Fegefeuer der Sünde (1988), Regie: Donald P. Bellisario Last Rites – Sakrament für einen Mörder (1998), Regie: Kevin Dowling City of the Dead, US amerikanischer Horrorfilm des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • last rites — n. to administer (the) last rites * * * to administer (the) last rites …   Combinatory dictionary

  • last rites — N PLURAL: the N The last rites are a religious ceremony performed by a Christian priest for a dying person. Father Stephen Lea administered the last rites to the dead men …   English dictionary

  • last rites — Synonyms and related words: burial service, chrism, chrismal, chrismation, chrismatory, chrisom, deathwatch, dirge, eulogy, exequies, extreme unction, funeral oration, funeral rites, last duty, last honors, last offices, obsequies, ointment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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