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1910 New Catholic Dictionary


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(Latin: inunctio, besmearing) To touch any part of the body with oil. In Baptism it means the laying on of oil of catechumens, signifying a life of faith and good works, and oil of chrism, symbolizing union with Christ. It is also used in Extreme Unction and Holy Orders, and at the coronation of monarchs.

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Entry for 'Anoint'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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