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the last ritesnoun [plural]

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a ​religiousceremonyperformed 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)
Translations of “the last rites”
in Chinese (Simplified) (牧师为即将辞世者作的)临终祈祷,临终圣礼…
in Chinese (Traditional) (牧師爲即將辭世者作的)臨終祈禱,臨終聖禮…
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