holy oil

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of holy oil was in the 14th century

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“Holy oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20oil. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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