Anointment (noun)

The act of applying oil, typically as a religious or ceremonial rite.


From the verb to anoint, from latin ungere, meaning to "anoint" or "smear" with oil.


  1. The anointment of a new king is an important part of the coronation ceremony.
  2. The anointment of the body is a sacrament of the Catholic Church.
  3. Anointment with oil was a common practice in ancient times and was believed to have healing powers.
  4. Anointment was performed as a religious rite in many cultures, including the ancient Egyptians and Hebrews.
  5. The anointment of the feet is an important part of the Christian liturgy.
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