Definition of last rites in English:
(In the Christian Church) rites administered to a person who is about to die.
- As he lay dying in Zurich in 1940, a priest asked Nora, still a Catholic, if he should administer last rites.
- The parish clergyman would arrive to administer the last rites.
- After saying the rosary with me, he asked if I wanted the last rites of the Catholic Church.
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