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Definition 1: rites performed in connection with a death or burial - [noun denoting act]

(last rites is a kind of ...) an established ceremony prescribed by a religion

"the rite of baptism"

(last rites is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for last rites in the sense of this definition

(last rites is a kind of ...) a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

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