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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Anoint \A*noint"\ ([.a]*noint"), verb (used with an object) [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 an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.

And fragrant oils the stiffened limbs anoint. --Dryden.

He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. --John ix. 6.

2. To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.

Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pour it upon his [Aaron's] head and anoint him. --Exod. xxix. 7.

Anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. --1 Kings xix. 15.

{The Lord's Anointed}, Christ or the Messiah; also, a Jewish or other king by "divine right." --1 Sam. xxvi. 9.


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