extreme unction

noun

Definition of extreme unction

: a sacrament in which a priest anoints and prays for the recovery and salvation of a critically ill or injured person

First Known Use of extreme unction

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Extreme unction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extreme%20unction. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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