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Meaning of "last rites" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAST RITES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAST RITES

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adjective
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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Last rites is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LAST RITES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

last rites

Last rites

The last rites are the last prayers and ministrations given to many Catholics when possible shortly before death. The last rites go by various names and include different practices in different Catholic traditions. They may be administered to those awaiting execution, mortally injured, or terminally ill.

Definition of last rites in the English dictionary

The definition of last rites in the dictionary is religious rites prescribed for those close to death.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAST RITES

last but not least
last but one
last chance saloon
Last Day
last ditch
last honours
Last Judgement
Last Judgment
last knockings
last name
last out
last post
last quarter
last resort
last resting place
last straw
Last Supper
last thing
last-born
last-cyclic

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAST RITES

All Whites
Ammonites
ascites
copper pyrites
Dolomites
equites
favourites
fomites
Independent Order of Rechabites
iron pyrites
kites
limites
play favourites
pyrites
Quirites
sorites
the All Whites
Thersites
to play favourites
whites

Synonyms and antonyms of last rites in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «last rites» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAST RITES

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The translations of last rites from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «last rites» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最后的仪式
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

extremaunción
570 millions of speakers

English

last rites
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंतिम संस्कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طقوس الماضي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

последние обряды
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

últimos ritos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেষকৃত্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

les derniers sacrements
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Upacara terakhir
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

letzte Ölung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最後の儀式
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마지막 의식
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ritus pungkasan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghi lễ cuối cùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடந்த சடங்குகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंतिम संस्कार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Son ayinler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ultimi riti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostatnie namaszczenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

останні обряди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ultimele ritualuri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τελευταία μετάληψη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laaste rituele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sista smörjelsen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

siste olje
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of last rites

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST RITES»

The term «last rites» is regularly used and occupies the 89.473 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAST RITES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about last rites

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAST RITES»

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Last Rites
Now, in Last Rites, he continues and expands his reflections, this time integrating his conception of history and human knowledge with private memories of his wives and loves, and enhancing the book with footnotes from his idiosyncratic ...
John Lukacs, 2009
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First Love, Last Rites
Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, these stories show us the ways in which murder can arise out of boredom, perversity can result from adolescent curiosity, and sheer evil might be the solution to unbearable loneliness.
Ian McEwan, 2010
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Last Rites: The Final Days of the Boston Mob Wars
Last Rites chronicles one man’s dramatic descent into the seedy world of New England mobster Raymond Patriarca and his underboss, Gennaro “Jerry” Angiulo.
William J. Craig, 2009
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Last Rites
Charles Patterson. wasn't the same. We talked on the phone, but the calls became less frequent as time and distance asserted themselves. The last time I talked to her, she warned me, "You better watch out because I'm going to go over there ...
Charles Patterson, 2007
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Last Rites
Almost beaten to death by a gang of violent teenagers, schoolmaster Peter Mason wants nothing more than to escape the simmering violence of London, his broken marriage and the memories of his daughter’s death.
Shaun Hutson, 2010
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Last Rites: (Resnick 10)
The tenth DI Charlie Resnick novel, from the master of British crime writing.
John Harvey, 2011
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Ian Mcewan's Short Story First Love, Last Rites As a Story ...
Most of these stories deal with abnormal sexuality, disorganized family life or claustrophobic tales.
Nina Jungmann, 2011
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Last Rites
Preparing for the Sinanju Rite of Attainment, Remo Williams finds his warrior skills pushed to their limits as he travels throughout the world, especially when he discovers that the only prize may be death. Original.
Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir, 1995
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Last Rites
Last Rites is a play about misplaced faith.
Joseph M. Paprzycki, 2009
10
Last Rites: The End of the Church of England
This is a fascinating and fiery insider's view of a church that has failed its clergy, its laity, and a nation at large.
Michael Hampson, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAST RITES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term last rites is used in the context of the following news items.
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Believes it will free him from the recurring cycles of life and death
Banke Bihari, a resident from world-famous Taj city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, conducted his last rites on the dry sand beds of legendry Falgu ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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No last namaz for terrorists, sympathizers: Clerics - The Times of India
The prayer is important for Islamic last rites. After the special Eid prayer was offered at the mosques, clerics of the Dargah asked their followers ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
3
Carole Ann Rice's Happy Monday on living life in present and …
At a women's networking club recently I noticed in horror my phone calling for the last rites. An astute waiter instantly checked my haunted ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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How did Australia turn it around? | cricket.com.au
Today, on a pitch that was supposedly on life support come day one and therefore would have been read its last rites well before the afternoon ... «cricket.com.au, Jul 15»
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Jim Souhan: In Minnesota, John Randle finds answers, support
He turned the other way and saw a priest visiting the rooms of children, administering last rites. "I played football, where you take your hands ... «Winona Daily News, Jul 15»
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Golf Column: There's life after death for this eighth greenSuffolk Times
I am talking about the miraculous rebirth of the eighth green at Island's End after many had given it its last rites. Through the years when people ... «Suffolk Times, Jul 15»
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In Minnesota, John Randle found answers, support
He turned the other way and saw a priest visiting the rooms of children, administering last rites. "I played football, where you take your hands ... «Winona Daily News, Jul 15»
8
Salman Khan attends last rites of family friend NM Gunjalkar - India TV
Mumbai: In a remarkable gesture, on a day when the entire country is busy with Eid celebrations, Salman Khan rushed to the cremation ground ... «indiatvnews.com, Jul 15»
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Can't reject parole appeal casually, HC tells Punjab, Haryana
"It is a case where the petitioner has sought parole on the grounds that he being an only son has to perform the last rites. Such a plea cannot be ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
10
Our SF: Herb Caen's last trip to Playland - SFGate
I WOULDN'T want to keep you away from today's last rites, but Playland looks awful. Along with the familiar aroma of salt air, popcorn, tobacco ... «SFGate, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Last rites [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/last-rites>. Oct 2020 ».
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