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UNC'TION, n. [L. unctio, from ungo, to anoint.]

1. The act of anointing.

2. Unguent; ointment. [Unusual.]

3. The act of anointing medically; as mercurial unction.

4. Any thing softening or lenitive.

5. That which excites piety and devotion.

6. Richness of gracious affections.

7. Divine or sanctifying grace. 1John 1.

Extreme unction, the rite of anointing in the last hours; or the application of sacred oil to the parts where the five senses reside.



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UNC'TION, n. [L. unctio, from ungo, to anoint.]

1. The act of anointing.

2. Unguent; ointment. [Unusual.]

3. The act of anointing medically; as mercurial unction.

4. Any thing softening or lenitive.

5. That which excites piety and devotion.

6. Richness of gracious affections.

7. Divine or sanctifying grace. 1John 1.

Extreme unction, the rite of anointing in the last hours; or the application of sacred oil to the parts where the five senses reside.

UNC'TION, n. [Fr. onction; L. unctio, from ungo, to anoint.]

  1. The act of anointing. Hooker.
  2. Unguent; ointment. [Unusual.] Dryden.
  3. The act of anointing medically; as, mercurial unction. Arbuthnot.
  4. Any thing softening or lenitive. Shak.
  5. That which excites piety and devotion. Johnson.
  6. Richness of gracious affections.
  7. Divine or sanctifying grace. 1 John i. Extreme unction, the rite of anointing in the last hours; or the application of sacred oil to the parts where the five senses reside. Cyc.

Unc"tion
  1. The act of anointing, smearing, or rubbing with an unguent, oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of consecration; as, mercurial unction.

    To be heir, and to be king
    By sacred unction, thy deserved right.
    Milton.

  2. That which is used for anointing; an unguent; an ointment; hence, anything soothing or lenitive.

    The king himself the sacred unction made. Dryden.

    Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. Shak.

  3. Divine or sanctifying grace.

    [R.]
  4. That quality in language, address, or the like, which excites emotion; especially, strong devotion; religious fervor and tenderness; sometimes, a simulated, factitious, or unnatural fervor.

    The delightful equivoque and unction of the passage in Farquhar. Hazlitt.

    The mention of thy glory
    Is unction to the breast.
    Neale (Rhythm of St. Bernard).

    Extreme unction (R. C. Ch. *** Gr. Ch.), the sacrament of anointing in the last hours] the application of consecrated oil by a priest to all the senses, that is, to eyes, ears, nostrils, etc., of a person when in danger of death from illness, -- done for remission of sins. [James v. 14, 15.]

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Unction

UNC'TION, noun [Latin unctio, from ungo, to anoint.]

1. The act of anointing.

2. Unguent; ointment. [Unusual.]

3. The act of anointing medically; as mercurial unction

4. Any thing softening or lenitive.

5. That which excites piety and devotion.

6. Richness of gracious affections.

7. Divine or sanctifying grace. 1 John 2:20.

Extreme unction the rite of anointing in the last hours; or the application of sacred oil to the parts where the five senses reside.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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DISSEVERING, ppr. Dividing asunder; separating; tearing or cutting asunder.

DISSEVERING, n. The act of separating; separation.

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