WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
extreme unction  (ekstrēm, ik strēm),USA pronunciation [Rom. Cath. Ch.]
  1. ReligionSee  anointing of the sick. 
  • 1570–80

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
anointing of the sick, [Rom. Cath. Ch.]
  1. Roman Catholicisma 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


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extreme unction n
  1. a former name for anointing of the sick



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