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unction

 [ungk´shun]

unc·tion

(ŭngk'shŭn),
The action of anointing or rubbing with an ointment or oil.
[L. unctio, fr. ungo, pp. unctus, to anoint]

unction

See ointment.

unction

An obsolete term for:
(1) Ointment; 
(2) The act of applying an oil or ointment.

unc·tion

(ŭngk'shŭn)
The action of anointing or rubbing with an ointment or oil.
[L. unctio, fr. ungo, pp. unctus, to anoint]

unction

1. an ointment.
2. application of an ointment or salve; inunction.
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Now that he hath received the sacrament for his redemption, and then his extreme unction, Everyman gives blessings to all who counselled him to take it, and thanks God that his companions have tarried so long.
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Columba from other saints, how he linked paganism, empire, unction and sacral death.
2) Thompson was careful to fill in the "obvious negatives" and less appealing features of Bunyan's imagery too--"the unction, the temporal submissiveness, the egocentric pursuit of personal salvation.
I was in Israel in 2006, and that was when I visited the Unction Stone where Christ's body was laid for anointment.
Underscoring this connection, the phrase THE DOUBLE SESSION was also scrawled on one of the dark lacquered pieces of wood on the floor in Extreme Unction, one of the "Sacraments," in Bristol.
Pointing to the pun of the Greek term, Christos, the name given to Jesus, meaning the 'anointed one', the cardinal referred to the unction the students were receiving as a mark of the same anointment the Lord received as a mandate to live a life completely dedicated to God.
Though the sight of a priest performing a ritual combining hieratic gestures and incantatory language is apt to recall any number of liturgical rites, I submit that Boccaccio had a specific ritual in mind, that of Extreme Unction.