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Definition of "extreme unction" []

  • Roman Catholic Church The Anointing of the Sick. (noun)

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Use "extreme unction" in a sentence
  • "These rights are the following: the right of administering baptism, holy viaticum, and extreme unction in all cases where there is no urgent necessity; the right of administering paschal communion, of proclaiming the banns of marriage, and of blessing marriages."
  • "Mass and the choir office, the doors of the church being closed (c. lvii, "De sent. exc.", and c. xxiv, eod. in VI), and also the administration of confirmation; on the other hand canonical authors did not allow extreme unction for the sick, but Pius X permits it."
  • "Virgin the Blessed Sacrament and administered extreme unction to her."
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