expected to die soon
   It refers to the practice of so treating the bodies of mortally ill Roman Catholics:
    ... sure there isn't a winter since her daughter went to America that she wasn't anointed a couple of times. I'm thinkin' the people th' other side o' death will be throuncin' her for keepin' them waitin' on her this way. (Somerville and Ross, 1894)

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  • anointed — (adj.) late 14c., smeared with oil, pp. adjective from ANOINT (Cf. anoint) (v.). Noun meaning a consecrated one (e.g. Lord s Anointed) is recorded from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • anointed — index sacrosanct Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Anointed — Infobox Musician Name = Anointed Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = United States Genre = Contemporary Christian music R B Pop Years active = 1987–present Label = Myrrh Records/Word Records Sony Records… …   Wikipedia

  • Anointed — Anoint A*noint ([.a]*noint ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anointed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anointing}.] [OF. enoint, p. p. of enoindre, fr. L. inungere; in + ungere, unguere, to smear, anoint. See {Ointment}, {Unguent}.] 1. To smear or rub over with oil or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anointed — noun a person who has been anointed, especially for religious reasons …   Wiktionary

  • anointed — adj. Anointed is used with these nouns: ↑king …   Collocations dictionary

  • anointed — un·anointed; …   English syllables

  • anointed — /əˈnɔɪntəd/ (say uh noyntuhd) adjective 1. consecrated by the application of a holy oil. –phrase 2. the anointed (one), a. Jesus Christ. b. a person chosen to fill a particular role, position in life, etc. {def. 2a a translation of Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • anointed —  Chosen by top company executives (biblical).  ► “An era is coming to a close as Helen Gurley Brown begins a farewell tour as editor in chief of Hearst Corp.’s Cosmopolitan, but the 18 month transition to the anointed Bonnie Fuller may not end up …   American business jargon

  • anointed — a·noint || É™ nɔɪnt v. apply or rub oil or ointment; rub oil on a person s head or feet as part of a religious ceremony (such as in a Christian baptism); smear with a liquid; ordain a person ceremonially or officially in office or to function …   English contemporary dictionary

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