Part of speech: noun

The act of anointing.

Part of speech: noun

An unguent or a salve.

Part of speech: noun

Religious fervor; divine grace.

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Usage examples "unction":

  1. See East, Turning to 90 Twelfth Day 262 Unction. - "The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia", William James Miller.
  2. This king had no unction nor blessing, save from the hand of Vortigern alone. - "Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut", Wace.
  3. Guibert of Nogent relates, for instance, that when Landric, elected Bishop of Noyon, was receiving episcopal unction, the text of the Gospel foreshadowed evil-" A sword shall pierce through thine own soul also." - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.