Anointing of the sick



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.
noun
(RC Church) a sacrament in which a person who is seriously ill or dying is anointed by a priest with consecrated oil Former name extreme unction

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