housel

noun
hou·sel | \ˈhau̇-zəl \

Definition of housel 

(Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

: the Eucharist or the act of administering or receiving it

housel

verb
houseled; houseling; housels

Definition of housel (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

archaic

: to administer communion to

First Known Use of housel

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for housel

Noun

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

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