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housel

noun hou·sel \ ˈhau̇-zəl \

Definition of housel

archaic
: the Eucharist or the act of administering or receiving it

Origin and Etymology of housel

Middle English, from Old English hūsel sacrifice, Eucharist; akin to Goth hunsl sacrifice


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housel

verb

Definition of housel

transitive verb
archaic
: to administer communion to

First Known Use of housel

before 12th century


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