- noun1. a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation (Freq. 1)• Hypernyms: ↑sacrament2. rites performed in connection with a death or burial
* * *Rom. Cath. Ch.[1925-30]
* * *last rites plural nounReligious rites performed for a person close to death• • •Main Entry: ↑last
* * *last rites,religious rites performed by a priest for a dying or dead person; extreme unction. They include the saying of prayers and the administration Holy Communion.
* * *plural n. (in the Christian Church) rites administered to a person who is about to die
* * *nounthe last rites: a religious ceremony that is performed by a Catholic priest for someone who is dying
The priest administered the last rites.
* * *a Christian religious ceremony that a priest performs for, and in the presence of, a dying person
to administer the last rites to sb
to receive the last rites
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