the last rites

plural noun

Definition of the last rites

: a religious ceremony that is performed by a Catholic priest for someone who is dying

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the last/previous couple of

the last rites

(the) last someone heard

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“The last rites.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20last%20rites. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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