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English noun: last rites

1. last rites (act) a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation

Synonymsanointing of the sick, extreme unction

Broader (hypernym)sacrament

2. last rites (act) rites performed in connection with a death or burial

Broader (hypernym)religious rite, rite

Domain usageplural, plural form

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