holy oil

noun

Definition of holy oil

: olive oil blessed by a bishop for use in a sacrament or sacramental

First Known Use of holy oil

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Holy oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20oil. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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