HyperDic: last_rites

English > 2 senses of the expression last rites:
NOUNactlast rites, anointing of the sick, extreme unctiona Catholic sacrament
actlast ritesrites performed in connection with a death or burial
English > last rites: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation.
Synonymsanointing of the sick, extreme unction
BroadersacramentA formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
Spanishextremaunción
Catalanextremunció, unció dels malalts
English > last rites: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningrites performed in connection with a death or burial.
Broaderrite, religious riteAn established ceremony prescribed by a religion
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one

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