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  • EXTREME UNCTION, a sacrament of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • It was a popular opinion in the middle ages that extreme unction extinguishes all ties and links with this world, so that he who has received it must, if he recovers, renounce the eating of flesh and matrimonial relations.
  • A few peasants of Lombardy still believe that one who has received extreme unction ought to be left to die, and that sick people may be starved to death through the withholding of food on superstitious grounds.
  • Some Gnostics sprinkled the heads of the dying with oil and water to render them invisible to the powers of darkness; but in the East generally, where the need to compete with the Cathar sacrament of Consolatio was less acutely felt, extreme unction is unknown.
  • The second selector in turn extends the connexion by means of another j unction circuit to one of the connector switches in the hundred group wanted, while finally the connector) switch completes the connexion.

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