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The Lord's Anointed definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Anoint A*noint", v. t. [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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