Meaning of “the last rites” in the English Dictionary

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"the last rites" in British English

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the last ritesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌlɑːst ˈraɪts/ us /ˌlæst ˈraɪts/

a religious ceremony performed by a priest for a person who is dying

(Definition of “the last rites” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)